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Old 07-23-2012, 08:11 PM   #11
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That's awesome, mama... about the donor, I mean . And 10-12 oz/day is still wonderful, especially with IGT and PCOS! If you need more donor milk in the future, and this mama isn't able to help, have you checked out Eats on Feets and MilkShare?
Thanks mama, I am on the Eats on Feets Illinois site. The local mama is going to continue to freeze her extra milk for me. She EP and pumps 40-50 oz a day! So we should be stocked for a while as we only supplement 10 oz per day.

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I would only if I knew the donor. I think I'd be a little weirded out that the person might make bad lifestyle choices. But honestly, I don't know the in's and out's of how the donors are screened/matched etc. I don't know what testing is involved and how often.

(DH said he would do the Wet Nurse thing.)
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I would 100% use donor milk. I am lucky in that I have many breastfeeding friends that would offer to help in a situation where things went bad. My girls have TONS of allergies, so the sacrifice for them would be big but they would do it because I would do the same for them.

I will be donating milk again soon, once our newest LO makes their arrival. There is something beautiful about knowing that you are helping another baby thrive and not just live.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:18 PM   #14
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I'm not sure if I would or not. Probably only if I knew the donor. That being said, we have milk goats, so I would probably put my baby on goat's milk, not formula.
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Thanks to those who have answered so far. I have a local mama who offered to help me as I have IGT and PCOS and thus far have been unable to up my supply enough to meet all of my sweet little ones needs. I accepted her offer as she had 500 oz that she was going to dispose otherwise. Thus far we have used it to supplement... I produce somewhere between 10 and 12 oz a day.
This is me (IGT & PCOS, make 10-12oz when on full domperidone and herbs). I have used donor milk for my last 3 babies. Mostly from a dear friend who pumped sometimes 12oz a day for us.
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This is me (IGT & PCOS, make 10-12oz when on full domperidone and herbs). I have used donor milk for my last 3 babies. Mostly from a dear friend who pumped sometimes 12oz a day for us.
Yep, 10-12 oz ... Maybe 16 on a great day with all the herbs and dom I can tolerate. I am so thankful for our new found donor. I have been grieving the fact that I cannot provide for all of his needs... But with him still being EBF and the use of an Sns for all of our supplements we are going to continue to have a strong bf relationship as it is what is best for us physically and emotionally. I still plan for to bf at least 1 year.
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Yes, absolutely - and I have. Here are my feelings and our journey http://lifeextraordinarily.blogspot....y-our-one.html
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Are you a part of our awesome group on FB? http://www.facebook.com/groups/IGTmamas/ That being said, yes, I have and absolutely would use donor milk, esp over formula. (not knocking my formula, I used it with my ODD)
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Yes, I would absolutely supplement with donor milk. Good work on being able to provide what you have been able to, a lot of people wouldn't bother with the effort.
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