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Old 10-19-2011, 02:04 PM   #1
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Buying Breastmilk?

Ok, I'm not really sure where to post this so move me or let me know if this isn't the correct place.

I have a friend who is on the young end of the "old for having kids" scale. I think she's 37. She just had a baby boy who is now 10 weeks old. Maybe a bit older. Anyway, he was preemie because of a placenta previa and had a few other complications after he was born. He seems to be fine but breast feeding has been TERRIBLE. He can't latch correctly even with specialist help and an experienced moma. So, my friend, Heidi has been pumping and feeding the whole time. Which hasn't been going well. Her supply is low and inconsistent despite ample fluids, calories and supplements. She's nervous about doing formula and may be interested in buying breast milk but neither she nor I know where to look for that OR how to know that she would be getting clean and "good" (i.e. not expired or contaminated) breast milk.

~Alicia wife to bestie for 6 years ! Mommy to 2 beauties Gracie (1/30/10) & Lily (6/20/06), and my strong man Declan (5/4/12). I'm a CD'ing, sometimes wearing, exclusive BF, extended rear facing & harnessing, super frugal SAHM!
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