My friend’s pregnancy overlapped mine by a few months and, after my baby was born, I said, “Please let me know if something happens and you need any milk!” And I meant it. I had abundant breastmilk for my third baby, and everyone who knew me knew I was saving up to donate to a . . . → Read More: When Giving Feels Like Receiving
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
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
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!
By Katy Rank Lev
Exclusive breastfeeding was so important to me–my birth had not gone as planned at all and I was left with this feeling that I needed to nurse my son because it was the right nourishment for him, but also because I needed to know that SOME part of my body . . . → Read More: A Gift Of Milk
By Ashley Pichea
A few weeks after my daughter was born, some missionaries came to stay at the camp where we were living and working. The couple had been trying unsuccessfully to have kids for quite some time. Just before arriving at the camp (actually the reason they weren’t overseas at the time), they . . . → Read More: A Thanksgiving Story: Sharing From My Surplus