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Old 07-28-2006, 07:25 AM   #1
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I am going to be a donor & need your help..

So my friend has been having tons of trouble with her supply. She started the BCP at 8 weeks post preg. and her supply dwindled. She started Reglan and used it 4X. Still not much help. Her babe is 8mths and she does not want to start formula now. So at lunch yesterday she pulled out the formula and it just broke my heart to know she was struggling so much with it. She had already tried to get donor milk, but here they require a prescription and our dr did not think it was medically necessary for ds.

So, like any good friend I offered to be her donor. Now I am a little worried..what if I cannot get my supply up enough for 2 babies? Please mamas, I need your help with any advice in this area!
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PMed you! I think what I said might be a little strong for this group.
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OH, have her go to LLL meetings and playgroup too. She lives by us doesn't she?
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Old 07-28-2006, 08:38 AM   #4
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Re: I am going to be a donor & need your help..

I don't have any advice as I've only b/f my own....but I'm sure you can do it! And.....you're a wonderful person to do that for her!
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I don't have much advice. I donated extra bm to a milk bank and enjoyed knowing that I was helping other mamas. I'm sorry your friend's doctor wouldn't give her a prescription.
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Old 07-28-2006, 03:36 PM   #6
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Re: I am going to be a donor & need your help..

I wish I lived close! I'd help too. Esp now that DS is sleeping longer I could just continue to pump when he would have normally eaten.

Do you have some reglan yourself maybe?
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Good for you momma! I hope this works it self out for you and her!
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Thanks for the support!
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I think that is SO awesome!! WTG mama!! What a lucky friend you have, to have someone like you who cares so much!

Good luck!!
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Re: I am going to be a donor & need your help..

I donated privately when I was nursing #2. It's a great feeling! This time around I am pumping for my nephew. My sis got pg again and her supply is suffering. He's almost a year old so he doesn't need much. I pump first thing in the am when my supply is greatest. Do you have a double pump? I would also recommend lots of water. Oatmeal and mother's milk tea can also increase your supply. Good luck!

Has your friend considered going off the pill?
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