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Old 01-10-2011, 11:32 PM   #1
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Too much milk....but I can't let go

I am somewhere over 500 or 600 ounces in the freezer at this point. I mostly nurse but pump to use bottles on the go and for dad to get to feed our son. I always have lots and lots left over so I freeze it. Now with the freezer stocking up with milk (DS only 7 weeks old) we can't put much food in freezer. My husband told me if I don't need it, dump it. True I've never had to use any I put in the freezer and I add to it everyday. So why do I feel like I NEED it?

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Old 01-10-2011, 11:51 PM   #2
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Re: Too much milk....but I can't let go

i was the same way, except ds stopped taking his nightly bottle of BM around 6 weeks. i dumper over 100oz down the drain bc it was expired now im donating it through Eats on Feets on FB. i would rather someone's child benefit from my huge oversupply than to waste it.
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:03 AM   #3
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donate it through eats for feets, i have had a few friends lately that were so blessed and happy because of moms like you who had extra to share with another little one!!
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:09 AM   #4
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Re: Too much milk....but I can't let go

I would take some off your hands if I was closer! I hate to pump but DS needs extra calories that my milk just doesn't seem to have! I make skim lol
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I understand and it does belong to your baby but think about how much you could help others Through milkshare, eas on feets or a local milk bank to benefit preemies and sick babies.

Don't get rid of all of it...keep what makes you feel safe and then an another month maybe dontae some more.

Keep in mind that nothing is more painful then throwing old milk out!
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Please, donate some of it to help another family. I get a sense of accomplishment from donating blood and just about anyone could do that. It takes an awesome mama to donate milk.
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Wow. I had no idea there was something like Eats on Feets. Great resource on both ends. Im glad I found this thread
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Totally donate it, so you don't feel like it's going to waste. There are so many babies and mommies that would be so grateful to you. And wow that's alot of milk and such a young age....yeah for you!
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:53 AM   #9
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Thank you mommy's I didn't know about eats on feets. I would love to donate it. I have plenty for my son and would hate to pour it out if it could be used. Just the thought of dumping it makes me want to cry, but donating it should feel good and looking at a much emptier freezer won't hurt as much. Lol!
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Thank you mommy's I didn't know about eats on feets. I would love to donate it. I have plenty for my son and would hate to pour it out if it could be used. Just the thought of dumping it makes me want to cry, but donating it should feel good and looking at a much emptier freezer won't hurt as much. Lol!
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There are soooo many mamas out there who would love to have what you have got.
Eats on Feets is a good place to start (facebook based with local chapters for different areas) if looking for a local mama
Milkshare has also been around for ages and is devided up by state, and also my mamas willing to pay for shipping
http://milkshare.forumotion.com/

I normally keep 100oz as a personal back up, and donate the rest
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