Thursday, April 22, 2010

Donating breast milk: update

Moments ago, Fedex arrived at my house and picked up two 20-lb boxes of milk (around 400 oz.), headed for the Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin, TX.  It took almost two months from the inquiry into donating to actually delivering the milk, but it's all been worth it!  What an amazing feeling!  Big thanks to all the staff at Mothers' Milk for making it possible.

The biggest challenge was sourcing the dry ice for shipping.  The closest outlet is about an hour from home.  Shipping was a lot of work too, getting everything packed, forms filled out, Fedex arranged, etc.  It would be wonderful if there were more banks so pumping moms could drop off locally, not to mention the benefit to the community of having milk available to babies in need.  How can we make this happen?

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