Ever since I started breastfeeding Jack-Jack, I never thought it was possible that I'd be donating breastmilk to moms who need to supplement their own supply and didn't want to feed formula milk to their babies. I've been eager and hopeful that I'd be one of those lucky moms who have ounces and ounces of frozen breastmilk that their able to fill up an entire freezer. Of course, I was also being realistic, especially since about a week or so that I went back to the office, my frozen stash was almost depleted! So storing a lot of breastmilk in the freezer wasn't an option. Especially since I was using a manual pump then.
I forgot how many times I've shared my milk to free up the space in our freezer and also to avoid throwing out the milk when I was still expressing milk for Jack-Jack. Now, with Gabby, I've donated around four to five times since his second month I already have a ready donee.
Sharing my milk to these moms and to their kids eases my problem (lacking freezer space, storage time) and at the same time, eases their problem, too. We also get to talk, share insights and thoughts about breastfeeding... I'm also able to help them in their breastfeeding problems, sharing my experiences with them and also encouraging them to attend breastfeeding support group meeting where they would be able to meet other moms and know that they're not alone in their breastfeeding problems.
Having this problem that I'm happy to have and being able to share this problem to ease another's is something I'm always grateful for. I'm able to provide my baby with my milk and at the same time, provide for another's baby with the abundance of supply that I have.
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