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Old 09-27-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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Using up freezer stash with baby who refuses bottles..HELP!!

I already checked into donating milk, but since I'm not anywhere near a large city, there is no bank relatively close to donate to.

DS is 6 months old now, so we have been mixing cereal with breastmilk, but that only uses up a little bit at a time. I have about 500 oz in the freezer and he refuses to take bottles from me, DH, grandma, etc. We've tried several kinds of bottles (Tommee Tippee, Breastflow, Playtex VentAir, etc). We've tried sippy cups and he is starting to get the hang of them, but I have some milk that will go bad within a month or so and dont want to waste it.

Are there any recipes that I can use the breastmilk in for the baby, like cookies or something that I'm able to freeze until he is able to eat them? I really hate the idea of wasting all of this breastmilk!

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Old 09-27-2011, 02:14 PM   #2
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Re: Using up freezer stash with baby who refuses bottles..HELP!!

You can look into Human Milk 4 Human Babies to find someone who needs the milk. Many people do not go through milk banks to obtain it, or mikl banks are so low in supply. I have donated to a specific person through HM4HB and it feels wonderful knowing you are helping that one child.

They have specific facebook pages for states you can look yours up and find someone very local most likely.
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Thank you! I'll definately look into that!
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Re: Using up freezer stash with baby who refuses bottles..HELP!!

Yep what the other mama said that or milkshare forum. The facebook group seems to be more popular though. I think a mama here started a yahoo group but cant remb who it was.
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Re: Using up freezer stash with baby who refuses bottles..HELP!!

I donated using milkshare with my third baby. She would never take a bottle but did like sippies and sippie straws when I had to be away later... so you may want to hold on to some for later.
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I see you have a 3 year old too. Can you just use it for him/her - if he/she won't drink it straight then mix with cow's milk or soy or whatever they usually drink to use it up? Maybe even make it "chocolate" or blend it into smoothies?
My simple smoothie recipe is to take a ripe banana(s) and freeze it, then blend with (thawed) milk. Add berries (fresh or frozen) if desired, you could also add cinnamon or nutmeg. Yogurt is good added into the smoothie too. Sweeten to taste with agave nectar or honey but I rarely add any as the banana is so sweet. Mmm. I want a banana smoothie now (with soy, not breastmilk, lol!)
I'm sure you can just save the newer milk for trying with your baby in a sippy or straw cup in a few more months.

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Old 09-29-2011, 07:33 AM   #7
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Re: Using up freezer stash with baby who refuses bottles..HELP!!

That's a good idea making it into smoothies. Never would have thought of that!
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