My baby is just about a year old and I’m STILL LEAKING. What gives?
Part of me feels excited to be leaking, because booby traps led me to a supply issue with my first son. Just having milk to spare feels delightful, even if it’s leaving circular stains on all my shirts.
But most . . . → Read More: The Incredible Leaking Lefty
I have 3 sons, so right away, I’m looking for a special calibre of babysitter for both my working hours and the date night I fantasize about eventually taking with my husband. I can’t just get a random teenager over here with my rowdy boys, aged 5, 2, and 3 months. Even if I’m . . . → Read More: Finding a Babysitter for My Breastfed Babies
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
Kelly B, PhD, of Durham, NC, is an engineer in the women’s health field. She gave birth to baby E in June and, for the first four months, was an exclusive pumper while they worked out some latch and flow preference issues. Her story seemed a fitting one to tell during the week that Hurricane . . . → Read More: Q&A with Kelly B: Exclusive Pumper
By Helen Anderson
“On February 19, 2011 The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) asked healthy lactating mothers to consider donating to a milk bank so that fragile babies will be fed this life-giving and sustaining nutrition.
HMBANA announced that the non-profit milk banks in North America have reached critically low . . . → Read More: Giving Of Myself – A Breast Milk Donor’s Story
This is a wonderful story that I came across and I thought you would all like to share in it. Could you imagine being able to donate milk to a mom in need or a milk bank without ever using a breast pump?? Well – read on – this mama did just that! And . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding Mother Donates Milk Without Pumping!
You will definitely want to freeze some of your milk away for future use. Always freeze in bags, not bottles. If you freeze in a bottle there is a much higher likelihood that the milk will get freezer burned. Milk frozen in bags can be stored for 6-12 months in a good freezer.
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