I do have a slightly OT question, though. Initially when I called and left a message, the voicemail said they were only taking limited donations, so I was afraid they wouldn't take it. I went to a LLL meeting before the bank returned my call and told the leaders that I had milk available to donate to any adoptive parents they knew of or anyone else who needed it. They acted like that was appalling - like no one they knew would be interested. Was my offering this wrong?
As for the LLL Leaders being "appalled" at your offer to donate to women in your town, well, I guess it is related to the wet nurse idea. Probably most women would only accept milk from someone they knew very well, knew their health status, lifestyle and other things that would affect the quality of their milk. That is why you are being carefully screened for the milk bank, and why your milk will have to be pasteurized. Would you accept milk for your baby from a "stranger," no matter how well meaning, if you weren't absolutely sure she had no communicable diseases, no drug or alcohol use, etc?
Good for you donating to the milk bank!! I donated to colorado springs and San jose and it was such a rewarding experiance. Both sent stories of the kids that got my miolk. It was so touching.
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DaryLLL - I understand what you're saying and you're right, I wouldn't accept it from just anyone.
lilyka - that's so cool that you have been able to help others in that way.