Breastmilk Research in the News: Responding to Recent Milk Sharing Publications

A few months ago I signed up to participate in a study looking to speak with both mothers who have informally shared and informally received breastmilk. The study is called “The Anthropological Contexts of Milk Sharing (AnthroCOMS).” While I was never a habitual recipient of donated breastmilk, both my boys have drunk donor milk in . . . → Read More: Breastmilk Research in the News: Responding to Recent Milk Sharing Publications

Pittsburgh To Open Milk Bank

Within the next year, Pittsburgh will open the Three Rivers Mothers’ Milk Bank, to be affiliated with the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. The organization anticipates serving a multi-state area and estimates it will be processing up to 250,000 ounces of breastmilk per year once operations are established. Today, we speak about . . . → Read More: Pittsburgh To Open Milk Bank

Vegan Milkshare Forum: Alicia Silverstone’s New Endeavor

Celebrity mom Alicia Silverstone is in the news again, this time for a new endeavor on her website about healthy, plant-based (vegan) lifestyle, The Kind Life. Silverstone has added a section to her site for readers and fans to informally share and receive breastmilk.

Informal milkshare is certainly nothing new–many of us know about . . . → Read More: Vegan Milkshare Forum: Alicia Silverstone’s New Endeavor

Breastfeeding After Breast Surgery

An Interview with Hannah Moss, mom to Henry, 3, and Eleanor, 2 months.

KRL: You had breast surgery long before you had children. Can you tell us about that?

HM: I had a breast reduction when I was 17 to alleviate back pain and other issues. At the time, I was not made fully aware . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding After Breast Surgery

A Gift Of Love – Breastmilk Soap

My son is 7 years old. I stopped pumping when he was 15 months old, and yet, I still have a freezer full of breastmilk. When he was one, I tried donating it to a milk bank. The first milk bank that I called wouldn’t take it because I pumped it when he was . . . → Read More: A Gift Of Love – Breastmilk Soap

My Wedding Pumping Fiasco

You guys! What a weekend! My husband and I had a wedding to attend on Saturday, one that I’ve been excited about for a long time. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that my youngest son won’t take a bottle, but I really hoped to leave him home for this one because it . . . → Read More: My Wedding Pumping Fiasco

Donated Breastmilk And Mainstream Media

I was just watching the latest episode of Private Practice – the one where Addison gets her baby and she is back visiting the practice with her new adopted baby. I was very pleasantly surprised to see that she was giving her baby donated breast milk! While I’d love to see someone on TV . . . → Read More: Donated Breastmilk And Mainstream Media