(Closed) Sharing breastmilk?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Would you ever share/use shared breastmilk?
    No, neither : (46 votes)
    30 %
    I would share breastmilk, but never use shared breastmilk : (34 votes)
    22 %
    I would use shared breastmilk, but never share my own : (2 votes)
    1 %
    I would share only if I got paid : (10 votes)
    6 %
    I would be willing to share or use shared breastmilk : (63 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 32
    9 posts
    • Wedding: June 2002

    I’ve both shared and borrowed breastmilk.  Historically, women have always been a sisterhood, a community, have been there for each other.  Only in modern times have we decided we have to go it alone.

    Sharing milk is safer than formula. 🙂

    Post # 33
    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would not be into this at all. I wouldn’t care about giving away breast milk, but I wouldn’t use anybody else’s. I know there is a history of wet nurses. I get that. I’m just not at all interested in this.

    If I couldn’t breastfeed, I would be perfectly okay with formula.


    Post # 34
    3229 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m not a mother yet but I do plan to breastfeed.  Assuming all goes well if I am able to produce enough for my baby and build a stockpile for my little but still have a surplus, sure I would sell my milk.

    If I can’t breastfeed than I would just go the formula route before using someone else’s supply.

    Post # 35
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I would not feed my child anyone else’s breastmilk, nor would I provide my own to a bank. I know that breastmilk is best, but if it’s not coming from me, she will be drinking formula. I know several formula-fed babies who have excelled in life, and I would 100 times out of 100 choose formula over someone else’s breastmilk. Additionally, there is nowhere within 5 hours that has one of these “milk banks.”

    Post # 36
    335 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My mother couldn’t produce enough, she she had someone else donating to her. I was born in another country where I’m 100% sure it wasn’t tested. There was also a deficit of everything (including formula, if you could even find any is a question). I didn’t have any issues. Apparently, it was pretty normal to share. I’d do it here too.

    Post # 37
    2651 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

    I plan to donate and I would definitely use shared breastmilk. I’d only use a milk bank that does lots of testing and has a rigorous testing process though in order to avoid transmitted diseases though.

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