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Hello Mommas!<br><br>
My best friend, who lives in Highlands Ranch CO, found out 2 nights ago that she has been *matched* and her baby boy is due ANY DAY. I am in North Carolina and doing everything I can to help with her getting ready *quickly*. I am sure I will have more needs, but the immediate are:<br><br>
- Spectacular Pediatrician Recommendation<br><br>
- Any local breastmilk banks?? Birth mother is willing to pump for few days (which is AWESOME), but my friend would love to buy milk for as long as she can.<br><br>
- I have never used a bottle, and I am creating her registry for her. Any advice on what all you need to bottle feed a baby. I am looking for specifics on which bottles are best (or a couple to try), nipples, and all those accessories. Please be specific. How many to start with, etc.<br><br>
- Lastly, she works from home, but will start working again after 3 months. She will be looking for childcare/nanny assistance. Any great agencies out in the area, or general advise for her.<br><br>
Oh, one more, what are the great natural parenting mother groups in the area that I can refer her to.<br><br>
Love to you all, and thanks for reading.<br><br>
Debra (who is SO excited for her friend that she can barely sleep!)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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I <span style="text-decoration:underline;">love</span> the pediatrician office I go to.<br>
Pediatric Pathways<br>
6909 South Holly Circle, Centennial, CO<br>
303-694-2323<br><br>
Very supportive of extended breastfeeding, alternative or non-vaxing, AP in general.<br><br>
The best bottles I've used with my DD for my pumped milk while at work are the Adiri Natural nursers. Few of those, a bottle brush for cleaning, and a bottle warmer.<br><br>
Congrats to your friend! That's great news! How long did she wait? I have several friends wading through the adoption process right now and it seems like it's taking forever (to them at least).
 

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She should join the Denver AP group it's filled with a lot of cool mamas.
 

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I don't know about milk banks, but she could check out the Milk Share group (easily found via Google). It's a nationwide group where families needing breastmilk can look for donors. If you can find a local donor, the costs would be significantly lower than milk from a milk bank.
 

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Thanks for the great advice. We appreciate it!
 

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As far as nanny/childcare agencies: ABC Nannies is THE BEST agency around. I have been a nanny for 6 years and gone through a couple different agencies. The ladies at ABC are professional, helpful, friendly, and very dedicated to the families and nannies they take care of. Their prices vary based on how many hours a week she needs a nanny. Definitely worth looking into!
 
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