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Old 02-12-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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Donating Breastmilk

This is not a s/o, although another thread got me thinking about it. With DD I looked into donating BM and just decided against it because the only way I knew of to donate it was to this organization who charges like $4 an ounce. I wasn't about to take the time to pump, save and donate so someone could make a fortune off my milk. Im more interested in giving to families who can't afford that anyway.

Is there some way/place/board to give BM for free? What hoops do you have to jump through to become a donor?

I did post offers elsewhere for my milk but the only things I heard back where from woman totally irrate with how disguisting it was to offer, and men who were telling me they'd pay me $15 an ounce if I could offer them a steady supply

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:38 PM   #2
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Re: Donating Breastmilk

You didn't take them up on their $15 an ounce offer or even try to counter offer with $20 an ounce? Really no entrepreneurial bone in your body!!

I'm sorry I am not really any help. Perhaps you could contact a local WIC office or a lactation consultant, or perhaps the local LLL chapter. They may be able to connect you with someone in need.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:46 PM   #3
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Re: Donating Breastmilk

Human Milk for Human Babies on Facebook, search for your state. Also MilkShare, or call your local independent (NOT hospital-based) lactation consultant or homebirth midwife and give them your info - they likely know of mamas in need. And as a recipient of donor milk, THANK YOU and :bighugs:
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i donated about 2000 oz. they do blood work after application then mine was all free for bags a& to ship i just piump, freeze call for shipping crate xcall fedex to express prepaid back but u ship in 100 oz increments. mine because i donated so kmuch started giving for pumps 300 if u send in 300oz... mine also donated 1.00 per oz to susabn g komen. let me know if u want more info. uk icremeist pay 23 i think per oz to make mbreastmilk ice cream thats like 40.00 a martini glass.... if i could find out how to do that .... i could have made lots then....
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i onated about 2000 oz. they do blood work after application then mine was all free for bags a& to ship i just piump, freeze call for shipping crate & call fedex to express prepaid back but u ship in 100 oz increments. mine because i donated so kmuch started giving for pumps 300 if u send in 300oz... mine also donated 1.00 per oz to susan g komen. let me know if u want more info. uk icremeist pay 23 i think per oz to make mbreastmilk ice cream thats like 40.00 a martini glass.... if i could find out how to do that .... i could have made lots then.all i found were articles...

mine is helping hands milk bank. i think mine works with international breast milk project as well to send to 8babies over seas in need....
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Didn't read other responses so many this has already been mentioned.. I used to donate. I went through milkshare.com. There were no fees. I just posted an ad and was quickly contacted by dozens of mamas in need. I ended up going with a mama who was just a few hours away from me. Every so often she and her family would drive to my house to pick up the milk. We didn't do any blood work, tests, etc. She offered to pay me many times but I didn't accept. She did supply me with the milk storage bags though.
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Eats on Feets and Human Milk for Human Babies both have local chapters on FB for each state i have received donor milk with my youngest as well as donating with my older three and its rewarding on both sides
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I donated over 3000 oz with my now 6 year old through HM4HB and Milkshare. I plan on donating this time too as soon as I give birth.
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You didn't take them up on their $15 an ounce offer or even try to counter offer with $20 an ounce? Really no entrepreneurial bone in your body!!

I'm sorry I am not really any help. Perhaps you could contact a local WIC office or a lactation consultant, or perhaps the local LLL chapter. They may be able to connect you with someone in need.
Ok as creepy as it is I will admit to thinking about it for half a second when I saw the $. But geez I could not live with myself actually selling to some dude.....with no baby....... ::::shudders::::::
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Thanks for all the suggestions! Maybe our birthing center has a program for this and I'll check out those sites. I'd totally written it off cause it just doesn't seem fair to charge ppl so much for it. I'm sooo excited there are other options! And excited to actually be able to donate this time
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