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Torisen

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Friday, January 5th 2007, 10:29am

Donating Milk - Amount

I am going to start donating milk but am unsure about the amount to give...
What is standard to give?
I expressed 5oz extra yesterday but it ment that Z had two feeds overnight instead of 1.
I am pretty sure that my supply will increase but how much do people normaly donate?
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Friday, January 5th 2007, 11:37am

im not sure hun i wonder if there is any info on the net ..
i did see a tv programme a while ago and a ladie got paid for donating her milk to prem babies cant remember what hospital it was but im sure a nurse could tell you how much milk is average to donate .. im sure if your supply is good and dont dry out i think that be ok ..
some do only donate after they have breastfed there own baby though ..

good luck hun

such a great thing to do hun .. as alot of prem babies mums cant get milk .. xx best wishes

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Friday, January 5th 2007, 11:39am

I used to express 2oz to 4 oz a day and freeze it so by the end of the month there would be a nice supply.

Do what you can and gradually, they appreciate any amount you can offer.

It's wonderful what you are doing! have you been there to collect any bottles yet?

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Friday, January 5th 2007, 1:33pm

The woman from the milk bank said that it was ok to use my bags until I get bottles from them. Going there next Friday...

Does it matter if you express on a full boob or after a feed? Foremilk hindmilk or what?

Chilli, are you still donating?

Sweet Kitty, you don't get paid in the UK, donations :)
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Friday, January 5th 2007, 1:42pm

No I stopped when i went on to met again can't BF whilst on it.

I used to express after a feed they never said anything was wrong with that, it was the only way I could express as the older M got the harder I found it to express unless it was after a fed - when she was about 4 weeks i could express about 9oz a day leaked all the time had no problems at all!

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Friday, January 5th 2007, 1:45pm

It really doesn't matter how much you donate as every drop is like gold dust. My freezer conked out and I lost over a litre so I had to start again. :rolleyes: I don't remember how much I eventually took but it filled a freezer bag. A couple of bottles worth is great as the premmie babies really only need a few mls at a time to balance their tummies and give them all the nutrients they need.

It doesn't matter how much or when you express as it's all mixed together and pasteurised before it's given to the babies.





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Friday, January 5th 2007, 1:57pm

Torisen- oh right ok .. i thought some do .. thanks for letting me know hun .. great thing you all doing ..

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scan day 17 of cycle 14mm
scan day 20 of cycle 2 follies 15mm/19mm
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Friday, January 5th 2007, 8:18pm

A prem baby has a stomach the size and volume of a chick pea so you can see a small amount goes a very long way. Well done you Torisen. [SIZE=7]Very jealous, I wanted to do it too![/SIZE]





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Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 7:33pm

Hi

As Pinny is not taking milk from a bottle at all and I have a freezerful of breast milk I wondered if it's worth donating it and if so to whom and how?

They are up to about 2 months old...will they take it that old or does it have to be 'fresher'?

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Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 7:43pm

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Hi

As Pinny is not taking milk from a bottle at all and I have a freezerful of breast milk I wondered if it's worth donating it and if so to whom and how?

They are up to about 2 months old...will they take it that old or does it have to be 'fresher'?

P x


Hi

I tried to donate my freezer full of milk but they wouldn't take it as I'd frozen it in bags and not bottles! I think they like the milk to be less than 6 months old. I'll try and find you a link for the milk bank...........

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Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 7:46pm

Hope this link works, and I'm allowed to post it??

http://www.ukamb.org/index.html

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Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 7:50pm

That's odd they took mine in bags when I first started then they gave me bottles.

Worth just calling them and having a chat about it as they will carry out a blood test beforehand.

Great thing you are doing btw xx

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Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 7:56pm

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That's odd they took mine in bags when I first started then they gave me bottles.

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I was gutted!! Had to throw it all away :sadface:

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Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 8:12pm

Cheers I will have a look at the link

Seems like a bit of a waste as prob got 15-20 4-5fl oz bags in freezer but we'll see what they say.

Thanks ladies

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Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 8:24pm

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Cheers I will have a look at the link

Seems like a bit of a waste as prob got 15-20 4-5fl oz bags in freezer but we'll see what they say.

Thanks ladies

P x

If they wont take the bags you could always keep those for when pinny is being weaned and you can thaw it to add to cereal etc.

What a wonderful thing to do - wish i had enough milk to donate some.




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Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 9:22pm

michelle, as i understand it you can only keep it for 3 months though so in a month or so milk will start to be unusable. if you can keep it longer pls can someone tell me :D Maybe in a few months when C sleeps more you might be able to give it a go?

i express most nights at 10pm ish as she doesn't feed from 7 til 2am ish so it's easy enough to replace when i need it. i have been using little bits for baby rice but tbh, it's easier just to express what i need.

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Thursday, April 9th 2009, 9:49pm

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michelle, as i understand it you can only keep it for 3 months though so in a month or so milk will start to be unusable. if you can keep it longer pls can someone tell me :D Maybe in a few months when C sleeps more you might be able to give it a go?

The instructions with my breast pump say that you can freeze it for six months at -18.

I looked at that website and it seems to suggest that they would take milk that you've already stored and will sometimes take one-off donations.




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