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    I noticed in your siggy that your 1 year old is still nursing. How is that going nursing both kiddos? How does that even work in the early newborn days where they nurse around the clock? Wow, you go momma! I am impressed.
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    Sorry, I just saw this. He's actually two now and just recently weaned. I need to change my siggy. But it was VERY exhausting. He was actually nursing more at night than Wade was. If given the opportunity though I would do it again. I fully believe in letting baby decide when to wean. He's already lost 5lbs after being off the boob, while Wade is packing them on. I'm thinking since my milk tends to chunk babies up I'm going to started pumping to donate to the local NICUs. Hopefully it'll help fatten up the lil babes who really need it.
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    Joy, that would be awesome for you to donate milk! I would actually recommend donating through the Facebook group Human Milk 4 Human Babies. You can do it anonymously if you don't want your name out there and then just say how much you have and you can even say who you prefer it to go to. That way it's free. If you go through a milk bank the mamas have to actually buy it.
    I've gotten donor milk from a couple people through the Human Milk page in my area.
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    Very awesome of you to do that. And Vicki I didn't know about that facebook group. I might look into that. I don't have a very big stash, but like I said I'm scared to give Henry the milk I pumped when I was still eating dairy. So I wonder if they accept any amount or how it works. I will look into it. Otherwise, I might give it to my SIL. She is pumping exclusively for various reasons (her son was in the NICU for awhile and she had lots of latch issues when he came out of the NICU). But she hates pumping and has a massive oversupply (she pumps 50mL a day) so she is going to try to stop pumping in a couple of months and use her freezer stash.
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    you can just post how much you have to give. then when people reply for just pm them from there.you can even specify why you are giving it away.
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    You can also check out eats on feets through Facebook. They might have one for your local area. Mamas will post on there when they are in need of milk or wanting to donate.
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    Vicki, I didn't know milk banks charge. =( That's awful! I would rather my milk go to a local mama in need for free. I've even thought about offering to wet nurse, just don't know if it would feel awkward or not.
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    Joy, that's the other one, I just forgot the name of it!
    Yeah most women just want pumped milk if they don't know you but if you developed a relationship with someone with low supply, it could work.
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    I'm donating some milk through our Human Milk 4 Human Babies page! It's really easy. There's nothing wrong with donating to a bank either though. Some moms might prefer paying for their milk if it means it's been tested for diseases.
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