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    Default Urgently seeking donor breastmilk for my baby. Can you help?

    Hello Fellow Mums,

    I am seeking donor breastmilk for my baby who I cannot breastfeed due to a medication I am on longterm after bowel surgery.
    She has undergone surgery in-utero and rounds of antibiotics and the Dr has said it is important she does not have formula if possible.

    She has had some donor milk from kind mums on human milk 4 human babies but after coming home from a week in hospital I realise we now only have a few days supply of milk left for her.
    If you are able to help with any excess frozen breastmilk or fresh breastmilk I would be most grateful.

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    Hi mama777, I can see you have asked on here a number of times since 2012 for breastmilk. I am curious to know the reason why the doctor has recommend no formula? I believe breastmilk is best too but what are the circumstances that your doctor is suggesting this? I also don't understand...were your 2012 twins also exposed to the medication and was that the reason why you couldn't bf of give formula to them? It all sounds very strange and I'm wondering if you should get another opinion regarding the formula. You will find that formulas are very good these days and if you are struggling to gain enough donor milk perhaps it's just the doctors opinion that bf is best rather than it actually causing and harm to your baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicole83 View Post
    Hi mama777, I can see you have asked on here a number of times since 2012 for breastmilk. I am curious to know the reason why the doctor has recommend no formula? I believe breastmilk is best too but what are the circumstances that your doctor is suggesting this? I also don't understand...were your 2012 twins also exposed to the medication and was that the reason why you couldn't bf of give formula to them? It all sounds very strange and I'm wondering if you should get another opinion regarding the formula. You will find that formulas are very good these days and if you are struggling to gain enough donor milk perhaps it's just the doctors opinion that bf is best rather than it actually causing and harm to your baby.
    It appears the OP has more than one child- ie- twins and a singleton and has said previously- "When in -utero she was exposed to 4 rounds of antibiotics and surgery, so breastmilk is especially important for her gut"
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    Hi Nicole
    Thanks for your concern.
    I am following the Dr's advice again as with my last babies who were premature triplets, lots of medical issues and had intolerance to all formulas.
    My current baby went through two medical procedures in utero and multiple antibiotics and cannot tolerate any kind of formula.
    She does tolerate breastmilk and the Dr advised that I need to keep her on breastmilk until at least 6 months.
    It would make my life much easier to just give her formula, but if you have ever been through months of special care with a baby in a hospital, you may understand why I am doing all I can to get her what she needs to be healthy.
    I have met many healthy mums over the years who told me ' I threw away a freezer full of breastmilk, because my baby did not need it or it was going to expire'
    I am hoping to find a mum in that situation, so my baby can have what she needs to be healthy and all the hard work she did expressing is not thrown down the drain.

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    Thanks Atropos for your encouraging comment.
    I really appreciate it

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    Hi Mama 777 - I have a freezer draw full of breast milk I am about to throw out at my husbands request. I was exclusively pumping for dd but dr believed she had a dairy intolerance and put her on prescription formula... I pumped for a week after trying to wean my boobs down and stored it in the hopes I could give it to her but dr has just advised we will go from formula to cows milk so dd wont be using it

    I am in Sydney and would love for it to go to good use... if you are in Sydney as well you are welcome to it

    P.s just have to say it...triplets...wow.....

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    My situation is same as Meld85 I'm in Victoria and have frozen milk I've tried to give away on the FB site Human milk for babies but no takers :-( Love to help if I could rather than dump my stash..


 

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