Friday, September 28, 2012

Breastfeeding: A Milk-Donor Mom's Story

In honor of World Milk Sharing Week I wanted to share my story and the stories of friends about milk sharing. I was featured on the official blog Carnival over at Milk Junkies, so head on over and read my story as well as others' stories with milk sharing.
 
Since I have already shared my story about why I chose donor milk, I asked Little Miss A's donor milk mama if she would share her story. Rosa is a mom to two beautiful boys, wife to a US soldier, nurse by occupation, and my personal angel on earth. She gave me the gift of her milk, which was more than just nutrition for my daughter, it was peace of mind for me.

Here's the AMAZING woman that generously provided
Little Miss A with breast milk when my supply decreased.



Look at that cute little chubby sweet guy!

Here's Rosa's story:

I started milk sharing due my large over supply. With my first son, I donated my extra milk to my niece.

With my youngest, I was running out of storage room in my freezer and was considering donating to  a milk bank when I came across a few informal milk sharing sites on Facebook. I joined my local Eats on Feets and Human Milk for Human Babies (HM4HB). Through those groups, I came across two local moms needing help and decided to share my supply with them.

I'm fortunate to be able to continue donating and it makes my day being able to help out other babies!! 



After I collected my stories for this week's posts, I learned that Rosa was also Haylee's milkie mama. I know both Haylee and I are so grateful for the gift of love she provided our little ones.



Rosa's two little guys- Aren't they ADORABLE!

5 comments:

  1. How cool! I love that there are moms out there that do this! I never did but I did breastfeed my nephew when my sister got sick for about a week. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I am getting quite the stash built up and at some point, will most likely be donating it because my little guy won't take a bottle. For now, I am saving it in the event anything bad were to happen to me and he absolutely had to take one.

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  3. What an amazing story and a wonderful Mom! I had no idea that milk donations were available. I had quite the freezer stash at one point when my son was a baby too.

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  4. This is such a sweet and touching story! I hope to breastfeed my soon-to-be-newborn, and if I can, I know I want to donate milk as well. Thanks for sharing!

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