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Milk bank/milk donor?

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    Milk bank/milk donor?

    My 8 month old baby boy is breastfed and is allergic to cows milk, goats milk, soy. He's never had formula other than small amounts to test for allergies.

    I have to travel for work for the first time since he's born on Saturday, I have to be gone 5 days and I have enough breastmilk frozen for most of the time but I'm about 6 feeds short. I tried Neocate formula and he isn't allergic but wont drink it as its bitter, taste makes him gap. Any ideas where I can find breastmilk to supplement while I'm gone, a milk bank (I read there aren't any in HK but thought I'd ask anyway) or a milk donor.

    If anyone has any ideas or leads I would be most grateful. I was meant to travel for 10 days and got it down to 5 and I'm pumping like crazy but I cant get enough milk frozen for the whole trip. Sincere thanks.

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    Hi Alabaster,

    There is no formal milk bank in HK but there is a small network of mums who have started a local milk sharing Facebook group of Human Milk 4 Human Babies (HM4HB) that originated from Canada.

    Also check out SCMP's article on the pros and cons of milk sharing.

    I'm also reaching to a few contacts to see if there may be other milk sources for you.

    Good luck!
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    Many thanks, I posted on the HMHB Facebook page so hoping I might get a response. Thanks so much for your help, I'm getting desperate so I'm glad to find this group at least.
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