How to sell breast milk? How to store breast milk properly? Should I donate my breast milk? Why do mothers donate their milk instead of selling? I had so many questions!
Our freezer was so jam packed with frozen milk bags that we shied away from the frozen isle at the grocery store. This may sound like a wonderful problem to have! It came at a cost. An in-home lactation specialist visited me earlier this year and we went through my options. I was having major supply issues and this was more vitally concerning because our baby was so small. The biggest solution was to pump, pump, pump. After a month of hard work, the concern was over and consequently, that freezer filled up!
At a community baby fair in Denver, I saw that there would be a milk bank present. So, we packed little Mae up and headed to the fair. It was time to answer all the questions I had about responsibly emptying the freezer full of breast milk we had.
At the Mother’s Milk Bank tent, I explained my situation and questions. The lady up front did her best Vanna White impression and presented me with Laraine Borman, Director of Outreach for Mother’s Milk Bank. “You need, Laraine,” she said, smiling.
Laraine answered all of my questions and I learned why donating was so vitally important! I felt like her answers were so important for all mommies to know that I asked to interview her and spread the word on SLL.