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04/07/2013 at 17:08
Our local hospital has a milk bank and its something i would like to do if i can. Does anyone know whats involved??
04/07/2013 at 17:55
I tried contacting mine after my first but they took so long getting back to me that my milk had dried up. I know there were some butchers from the old days who did this but I don't think any are still about.
04/07/2013 at 18:19
I have emailed the hospital. From googling most people give 30-100ml a day so its not a huge amount, more the regularity. I dont get much milk when i pump but even i can nanage 30ml a day!
04/07/2013 at 18:27
I'm sure saisi donates
04/07/2013 at 18:28
And possibly stripey and willow but not 100% on those 2 but I'm
Almost certain saisi does x
04/07/2013 at 18:31
04/07/2013 at 20:04
I would have liked to do this (but no bank local to us) think it is a fab idea.
04/07/2013 at 21:14
I looked into it and all that was involved was a blood test and you had to freeze what u pumped. What put me off was sterilising things and lack of freezer space. I know poor excuses really!
05/07/2013 at 08:39
Yes I do it, although haven't pumped in two weeks then got a cold... oops!
I had to do a blood test, they provide all the pre-sterilised bottles, then I fill them and my H takes them back to the hospital (he works there, otherwise they can collect from you).
I will have to stop soon as our hospital doesn't want the milk once they start weaning.
05/07/2013 at 11:31
I'm really interested in this. How did you to d out about it? Did you just speak to your MW? Thanks x
05/07/2013 at 12:26
I donated my cord blood and placenta after seeing a sign in the hospital. After we got BFing established I was reading articles about BFing and one of them mentioned donor milk, I thought "I could do that too" and found the http://www.ukamb.org/ website. Got in touch with the hospital. I'm sure if I'd asked my MW when pregnant I could have found out more info then.
I am really so grateful to the hospital, firstly for taking care of me during pregnancy/labour and then helping A when he had jaundice. I figured I make milk on a supply/demand basis, if I can pump some extra and it can help some babies who are really sick in SCBU, then why not.
18/07/2013 at 14:08
Following on from this i am going to have bloods taken on Sat and collect the bottles then off i go!!
18/07/2013 at 15:08
Yay go MM! I really believe it's a valuable thing to do x
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