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Excess breastmilk?

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    Congrats Nicole! I think it would be okay to give it to your older one as well. So much better than formula!


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    ps. maddy is beautiful and i wish you and your family the best!


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    Maybe La Leche League has some information about it ?


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    I had the same problem with you and I ended buying a freezer. I bought a small Zanussi freezer from Fortress. I know you said that you don't have freezer space but do you have a place to put a small freezer? You can put it anywhere as it will only be a temporary solution; the living room, the bedroom, anywhere where you can find a small footprint. It's worth it because you can store tons of milk in there. And because it's a freezer, the temperature is kept at -17 degrees C; you can store the breastmilk up to six months. When you're done using it, you can sell it.

    There is a place where you can rent freezers but I found that it would actually cost more (about $300 a month, vs. a new freezer for $1,200) to rent. This is a couple of years ago.

    Good luck!


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    At the moment, I'm just giving it all to the hospital - they only tell me AFTER they increase her feeds, so I figure I'd rather them be able to increase them since they've got the excess there. She's currently drinking 60mL per feed, but I'm giving them more like 100mL for each feed. I know that they're chucking out the extra 40mL, but on the positive side, if the doc wants to increase her feeds, at least they have the milk there to do that without needing to give her formula as well... And now that she's drinking a lot more, I'm not chucking out any at home any more...

    Thanks for all the ideas though :)


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