A one off bottle of formula
A one off bottle of someone elses expressed milk (one of your closest friends milk)
I have an event tomorrow night and will be leaving 6 month old DD home with DH for the evening until late and have only managed to express 200ml (after 4 days of expressing both by hand and with my medela pump! I'm not a good expresser and have a borderline low supply). DD has never had formula before and one of my best friends has an 11 week old and an oversupply AND a freezer full of EBM. She has said she is more than happy to give me some of her frozen milk if I want it. Obviously she is a perfectly healthy, smoke free, alcohol free mum or i wouldn't even be considering it.
I am happy to use her milk over a bottle of formula. I'm far from anti-formula, but just figure that if DD can have a bottle of EBM then its the next best thing to my own milk.
I'm interested to know what YOU would do in this situation?
Three of my other friends, including the one who is giving me her milk, have said *they* would rather give a bottle of formula than a friends EBM - they just feel its a bit "weird" to give their baby someone elses bodily fluid.