My husband and I just adopted a baby boy, he is now 11 days old. I am attempting to induce lactation & have been nursing him through a supplemental nursing system (SNS) with breast milk from two of my friends. He spent the first week in the NICU, where we got some expert nursing lessons from the lactation consultants. But he was also on antibiotics for that time, and we feel like it is very important for him to have breast milk for his recovery and healthy development.
Now that we are home, and don't have the milk bank that the hospital has, we are running into a problem. Our (thankfully!) healthy baby is consuming the breast milk we had frozen from our friends much faster than we anticipated, and we only have enough milk to get through this Thursday.
So, I am writing to see if you know of anyone in Northern Utah who might be willing to donate some breast milk to help us. We just don't feel good about giving him formula, and are in great need of a milk supply until my milk comes in.
Our doctor at the NICU advised us that breast milk donors be able to be blood donors so that milk born viruses aren't passed on (they test for them when you give blood). We would be eternally grateful to anyone who would be willing to donate!.
Please let me know if you are aware of anyone that could help.
Many, many thanks,
Raquel Smith Callisraquelsmithcallis@gmail.comwww.grittypretty.org