My Modern Wet Nurse

As you know, I am slightly obsessed with Breast Feeding since I had such a hard time with Baby Bear and didn’t get enough milk.

I prayed that I would not have the same issue with Mini, so we monitored it very closely with weight checks every few days in the first few weeks. The verdict was in that I have Insufficient Glandular Tissue sometimes called IBT also.  You can read about it here.  I can produce some milk, but not enough for Mini to thrive on so I have to supplement.  Mini has horrible gas and bloating plus always sounded congested so I tried several types of formula on her and nothing really helped.

What if I could just give her breast milk though?

So I am not into actually having someone physically nurse my baby (besides me) I just needed some milk.

bag of breast milk and bottle
Mini’s Donor Milk

I looked into ‘eats on feets‘ with Baby Bear {a group of women that have milk needs or donations for no charge}  but was not brave enough to try it. I took a leap of faith for Mini and I met a donor in the area and got all of her medical history from their Doctor to make sure that she had no communicable diseases and then took home a bag of frozen milk.  Mini has been nursing and drinking the donor milk for less then a day, but so far she already slept better at night.  I will update as we grow on Mommas’ Milk!

I was unsure if I wanted to share this on my blog, but I wanted to reach out to others that could benefit from using ‘eats of feets‘ for their own babies benefit and hope that others in the same situation will reach out to me to support me.

And hey, everyone is doing it..
Kim & Kourtney Kardashian are going to cross-nurse so milk sharing seems pretty boring!

image from today.com

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