Days after my son’s birth it became abundantly clear that I would have enough milk to feed him. When he was a week old, I began to pump - emptying my breasts a little before nursing sessions helped my son latch on easier. I had so much milk that I got plugged ducts, a result of my breasts not fully emptying. At night my breasts would hit me in the face, they were so full. By the time my son was a month old I was trying to figure out how to donate breastmilk, just to have freezer space. What I ended up finding was not only a family who graciously accepted my breastmilk for their daughter, but other families who needed extra milk - either through breastmilk donations or through emergency wet nursing. Read more at my guest post for the World Breastfeeding Week blog carnival today on Code Name: Mama - Oversupply as a Blessing in Disguise: Milk Sharing and Wet Nursing.
My Guest Blog Post at Code Name: Mama
Submitted by Elizabeth Gray CLC on Sun, 07/28/2013 - 21:55