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it annoys me that people on free cycle offer formula coupons or formula cans.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: another way to promote that un-natural substance. i tried to offer my breastmilk to anyone local who is in need,. they posted it for a couple of hours,than the moderator took it down saying they cant post any open foods. i am sure they must have got complaints on my post.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol">
 

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The offer of coupons doesn't bother me at all. Some people need it. For some its already too late. The not posting bm offers though does bother me.
 

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*shrug*<br><br>
I have legitimate supply issues (I'm still pumping away at 9.5 mos, though) and have to supplement. I planned on exclusively breastfeeding. We never figured on having to buy formula.<br><br>
I take everything free that anyone wants to give me. At my ped's office, they give me the vitamin supplements for BF'ing mamas AND the formula samples. I love it.<br><br>
I'm kind of wondering about why you can't give away breastmilk, though. People around where I live post open food all the time...maybe if you put it in terms only people who are or have tried to breastfeed would understand? Like "EBM baby food -off brand" or something like that. LOL.
 

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I've been trying to get formula for ages for my DH's Aunt who has a foster baby. I don't know how many things I've signed up for hoping to get that breastfeeding support bag or whatever, and I haven't received so much as one coupon.
 

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I'm kind of wondering about why you can't give away breastmilk, though. People around where I live post open food all the time...maybe if you put it in terms only people who are or have tried to breastfeed would understand? Like "EBM baby food -off brand" or something like that. LOL.</div>
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love it!
 

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I think it's awesome that you'd offer your breastmilk. However, I do understand why Freecycle wouldn't be the place to offer that (I'd be concerned over potential diseases or toxins in the milk of a stranger--no offense meant to you).<br><br>
Do you have a local <a href="http://www.milkbanking.net/index.php" target="_blank">milk bank</a>?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The offer of coupons doesn't bother me at all. Some people need it. For some its already too late. The not posting bm offers though does bother me.</div>
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This is how I feel as well.
 
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