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My second baby is due in August and if my body does the same thing as with DS #1, I'm going to have lots of extra milk. With him, I tried to reduce my milk supply right away by just suffering through endless engorgement, but then I got mastitis. This time, I will pump out all my extra milk to try to prevent mastitis. So I'd like to donate my milk to someone who needs it. I know this is a few months off, but I'd like to know how to do it. I'd rather just donate privately, not through a milk bank. Is there a certain forum I should post on - NICU, Trading Post, Tribal Area, this one? This isn't against the UA is it? I've read a little bit about donating. Should milk be frozen 2 ounces per bag?<br><br>
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I think it's great that you want to donate! I am not a super-lactator, in fact I have a hard time pumping at all-- but I was able to donate a few ounces to a woman on Milkshare.com. I wish more people would donate milk. Blessings!
 

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You can freeze up to 10 oz. safely in Lansinoh and Gerber bags. The recipient then thaws a bag in the fridge and pours and heats the amount they need.<br>
You can order the Lansinoh bags cheapest via Amazon.com (or the cheapest I've come across: 100 bags (4 boxes) for $18.68). <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FLansinoh-20435-Breastmilk-Storage-25-Count%2Fdp%2FB000FKHMGU%2Fref%3Dsr_1_2%2F103-7225551-3971848%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dhpc%26qid%3D1177190326%26sr%3D8-2" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Lansinoh-20435...7190326&sr=8-2</a><br><br>
You can read more about private milk donation at:<br><a href="http://milkshare.birthingforlife.com/" target="_blank">http://milkshare.birthingforlife.com/</a><br><br>
You'll also want to join their Yahoo group and introduce yourself. Maybe you will be lucky enough to find a local recipient (like I just did for my second recipient!) so that you won't have to pack and ship.<br><a href="http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/MilkShare/" target="_blank">http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/MilkShare/</a><br><br>
- Krista
 

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Sadly, due to possible liability issues, MDC cannot host threads which solicit or offer breastmilk. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> However, there are some great organizations out there, including ones already listed in this thread, that act as clearinghouses for mamas like you who have milk to spare!
 

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Thanks everyone!
 
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