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Old 06-21-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of any resources that provide low cost/ free breastmilk storage and pumping supplies? Mostly like storage freezer bags or bottles and the membrane replacements for the pump? I'm donating milk to a friend and am hoping to avoid any out of pocket expenses. Thanks for your help!

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I would ask your friend to provide the supplies. Also used children's stores is where I get my bags
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I agree with pp. I use donor milk and ALWAYS supply my donors with milk bags and any other pumping supplies needed. It is just one way that I can contribute to the mamas who are helping us out.
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I agree with pp. I use donor milk and ALWAYS supply my donors with milk bags and any other pumping supplies needed. It is just one way that I can contribute to the mamas who are helping us out.
I have to agree. Every time I've donated to a mama I have been "paid" with milk bags to replace the ones I used. If mama wants to diminish costs long term, she could buy bottles that milk can be frozen is. The problem with that is obviously the initial cost and the fact that bottles of milk do not store as nicely as those storage bags.
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Thank you all! I also figured that she should cover those things but she hasn't offered so I felt weird "going there". I asked her today if she had any preference on how she wanted me to store the milk and she said she thought about it and doesn't want to take from my babies :/ it was weird. I tandem nurse my 2year old and 11 week old and I have some to pump I just usually don't pump because I don't really "need" to. I told her it wasn't an issue and said I understand if she doesn't want to but it was strange because when we talked about it and was all for it! Oh well :/
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When I donated milk my momma friend gave me bottles and bags to use. I never had to buy any myself.
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Thank you all! I also figured that she should cover those things but she hasn't offered so I felt weird "going there". I asked her today if she had any preference on how she wanted me to store the milk and she said she thought about it and doesn't want to take from my babies :/ it was weird. I tandem nurse my 2year old and 11 week old and I have some to pump I just usually don't pump because I don't really "need" to. I told her it wasn't an issue and said I understand if she doesn't want to but it was strange because when we talked about it and was all for it! Oh well :/
Maybe she changed her mind? If you decide to donate in the future you can ask the other mama to give you empty bottles and freeze in those, I do that for a friend who wants to avoid plastic. Just make sure you leave room at the top for expansion.
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Thank you all! I also figured that she should cover those things but she hasn't offered so I felt weird "going there". I asked her today if she had any preference on how she wanted me to store the milk and she said she thought about it and doesn't want to take from my babies :/ it was weird. I tandem nurse my 2year old and 11 week old and I have some to pump I just usually don't pump because I don't really "need" to. I told her it wasn't an issue and said I understand if she doesn't want to but it was strange because when we talked about it and was all for it! Oh well :/
Sounds like maybe her hubby was icked out or something. I know mine looked at me like I had two heads when I mentioned getting donor milk for dd2. Of course, I persuaded him.
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