extra breast milk

Soleil - posted on 06/15/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Ok, this may sound weird but here goes... I'm breastfeeding my youngest son, and I also pump because I get so full it hurts at night when he sleeps. so now my freezer is full, and the milk does expire, so I thought what if I mix some in with my 3 1/2 year olds cow milk in the morning? My husband thought this was so bizarre, but I feel like it could only be good for him... what do you all think?

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It wouldn't hurt him one bit! But you may want to look into donating it. Many hospitals will use it for pre-mature babies. My cousin was adopted and allergic to formula. She was kept alive by donated breast milk.

Here's a link for some information.

http://www.nationalmilkbank.org/

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everyone's said the same.. but.. i do totally agree.. no it wouldnt hurt your 3 yr old.. but try to donate.. i wanted to do that after my 2nd pg.. but didnt work out at the time.. it would be a blessing to many fams anywhere if you could donate.. go for it

Danielle - posted on 06/17/2010

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I agree with Sara Hopkins suggestion. Call your local hospital or La Leche League and see if they will accept a donation. Your extra breastmilk can help save a premature baby's life.

Angelina - posted on 06/16/2010

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i dont see a problem with it either but i think donating it would be awesome. i couldnt breastfeed my son because my boobs stopped producing after i had him. nothing would come out! lol even if i pumped. i didnt find out about boobie banks as my boyfriend calls them until Logan was about 4 or 5 months old.

Dans_hunny - posted on 06/16/2010

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It wouldn't hurt him. In some countries it's normal to breastfeed up to 5 years old.

Cheryl - posted on 06/15/2010

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I think it would be fantastic for him. Donating to a milk bank is also a good idea.

PATRICIA - posted on 06/15/2010

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DO it! It is soo good for them! If i had enough to do that my my 2 year old I would have! Probably will help fight off colds and stuff like that with all your antibodies!

Ashley - posted on 06/15/2010

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Also look into the La Leche League, they can tell you about milk banks in your area for people who can't breast feed for some reason.

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