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#1 of 8 Old 03-16-2011, 12:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello All! 

 

One month ago I gave birth at home to a beautiful 9lb 9oz baby boy named Joseph Phoenix, but he decided that he did not need to stay long in this world and he died the next day.  The story is long and involved and for now I do not have it in me to write it, but I have been pumping and established a decent milk supply.  I am keeping some of it to give to my other son Chiron, but I am soon going to have more milk than I need. 

 

I am looking for a mom or two that need some donor milk.  I am a very healthy, non-smoking, non-drinking mom.  I am taking some herbal suppliments and placental caps, but otherwise no medications.  I eat almost exclusively whole, organic foods. 

 

I also have a friend whom has an AMAZING milk supply, she pumps like 19oz a session.  She has WAY more milk than she needs frozen and would also like to donate as well. 

 

So if any of you are in need, or know anyone in the area that is, please contact me.  The only thing I ask is that you be willing to pick up (if you are local, I would be willing to drop off) and buy the breastmilk bags.

 

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Alicia   

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Dear Alicia, 

 

I am so so sorry to hear about your loss.   My heart truly goes out to you.   I can't imagine...

 

I know of a couple of paths here in Portland to donate your breast milk.   What an incredible gift to pass on.  

 

There is a facebook site that coordinates Portland moms who have extra breastmilk with those who need it.   It's at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Local-Breast-Milk/366527715280.   If you're not on facebook, call Vivante Midwifery at 503-652-8076 and they will help connect you with the founder.   

 

Another site has hospital donation centers listed at:  http://www.nwmmb.org/donate-breast-milk.html

 

Hope these help!

 

Wishing you love and healing, 

 

- Laura

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You can also check out the Eats on Feets Oregon page on Facebook. (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_199827500028384&notif_t=group_activity#!/EatsOnFeatsOregon)

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You might give Portland La Leche League a call.  I know that they often get calls from moms looking for milk...  Maybe just dropping your name with them so they can put someone in contact with you.

 

It always makes my heart so happy to hear about mothers giving away their milk.  So thoughtful!


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No ideas about milk donation, I just wanted to say that I'm so sorry.


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My suggestion is to call one of the birth centers in town. Alma or Andaluz. I know that they often have new mom's and babes in need of milk.


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Dear Alicia, 

 

I am so so sorry to hear about your loss.   My heart truly goes out to you.   I can't imagine...

 

I know of a couple of paths here in Portland to donate your breast milk.   What an incredible gift to pass on.  

 

There is a facebook site that coordinates Portland moms who have extra breastmilk with those who need it.   It's at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Local-Breast-Milk/366527715280.   If you're not on facebook, call Vivante Midwifery at 503-652-8076 and they will help connect you with the founder.   

 

Another site has hospital donation centers listed at:  http://www.nwmmb.org/donate-breast-milk.html

 

Hope these help!

 

Wishing you love and healing, 

 

- Laura


Vivante is fantastic... I see one of their midwives at OHSU already, too. Laura.. that link didnt work but this one does http://www.facebook.com/pages/Local-Breast-Milk/366527715280


 
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I was wondering if you still have milk available. . . my daughter is 2 months old and has a high palate so I have chronically low supply.

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