Post # 32
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
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
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
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
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
- 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.