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It’s been a whole new ballgame this year raising a baby! Our daughter is about to turn 1 (how can that be??) and I am sharing about something kind of unique that I’ve been up to during this time. I didn’t know this was even a thing until I had a baby. Check out the guest post I wrote for my local hospital to read about my experience as a Mother’s Milk Bank donor!

-Theresa

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6 Comments

  1. That is SO WONDERFUL of you to donate to a milk bank. 🙂 I don’t think many people realize that milk banks exist or how much of a need there is for them. Bravo!
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    • Thank you so much, Mrs. Picky Pincher! I agree that not many people know about the high demand for mother’s milk or how crucial it is for premature babies, especially. I’m trying to let everyone around me know and maybe the concept will spread.

  2. That is quite brilliant! I didn’t know milk banks were a thing. Your Ironman of a wife is awesome Grant!!!
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  3. Dear Theresa,

    I gave birth to triplets at 30 weeks, 3 days (yes, the days matter, smile). My breast milk didn’t come in for a few days so my babies first meal was formula (they only had it one time). If I knew then what I learned nine days later, I would have begged, borrowed or stolen breast milk.

    My first born son, Alexander ended up contracting fulminating Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) and it killed him within 12 hours.

    They don’t know what causes it but formula as well as prematurity (they don’t find it with babies born after 32 weeks) are believed to be factors in it’s occurrence (amongst other things).

    I will always wonder “what could have been” had my breast milk come in hours before. But, that is not my story. However, your gift will be a part of other peoples’ story and may even safe a life.

    From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for giving.

    Besos, Sarah.
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    • Oh Sarah, thank you so much for sharing your story! How devastating to hear about the loss of your precious son, Alexander. My heart goes out to you and your family. I have heard about the benefits of breast milk particularly for premature babies but your personal experience really brings life to the facts. I can only hope that my donation has the potential to save a life. Thank you for your sincere note.

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