Ok, so because the Moonpie was off breastmilk for 10 days, I ended up with a HUGE surplus in the freezer. That’s great because now that’s she’s getting milk again, I have plenty frozen to take up there. Right now, I’m pumping about double what she consumes in a day.
The problem is, I’ve literally run out of room in my freezer and the NICU can only take so much for us. For the past two days, I’ve been pumping and dumping simply because I can’t store all this milk even with putting it in bags and freezing it flat.
Rough life, I know. Trust me I am NOT complaining about this problem.
I thought, “Hey, I’ll see about donating to the Mother’s Milk Bank of North Texas since they provided the milk for Olivia Moonpie before mine came in. They also provided the milk for Lennox and Zoe until my supply started. I have extra, they need milk. Perfect fit!”
But. I had to have a blood transfusion when I delivered Olivia Moonpie. Turns out, I had a couple of rather large fibroids that we knew nothing about and when they did the section, one of them was cut into and I lost quite a bit of blood. In order to donate to the bank, you can’t have received blood products for 12 months and by the time I meet that requirement, I won’t have an infant under one year of age.
So, I’m just throwing this out there for anyone who is looking for a worthwhile charity to support OR lives in the DFW metroplex, has an infant under one year of age, is breastfeeding, and can donate a minimum of 100 ounces (after being cleared in the screening process which MMBNT pays for). This is a fantastic cause. They make sure that babies in the NICU get breastmilk from the very start of their lives when the babies’ mommies can’t meet the need. Mother’s Milk Bank of North Texas Donations
Olivia Moonpie thanks you!