Do you still know anyone who may have some breastmilk available to donate? I have been receiving donated breastmilk through Eats On Feets for my son Spencer but am having trouble keeping the supply up. Spencer has a rare muscle disease that doesn't allow him to have a strong suck (so my milk dried up - I tried pumping for the first 3 months while he was in the NICU, and for an additional month after he came home, but was never able to get more than 1.5 ounces total each time). He's 6 months old now, and I'm trying to get him at least to 1 year without having to use formula. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. ~ Fawn
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I personally made most of my daughter's milk so I only needed a small amount (2-6 ounces a day) to keep her exclusively on breastmilk. I found 3 semi-local donors that gave me all I needed.
The baby I donated to was exclusively fed donated milk. His mom found tons of donors at milkshare. Many of them shipped the milk. Back then it was actually cheaper for her husband to fly to pick up the milk and just put it on the plane as his checked luggage. I don't know that that would work any more, but she got enough milk for 2 adopted babies so they never had formula their first year of life.
Also, call the hospitals and ask for the lactation consultants, especially UMC. They often have milk that a mom has donated.
Wish I could offer you some milk, but my little nursling is 5 1/2. I stopped the domperidone when she was 2.5 and stopped lactating some time after that. She's continued to comfort nurse all this time. Fortunately she is almost weaned. I am more than ready for that, but still miss nursing a younger child.