If you find yourself in need of supplementing your baby, donor milk is a fantastic option. A breast milk donor is simply another mom who has extra milk either in storage or whom can actively express additional milk for a baby of another family. While this is a fantastic option for nourishing your baby, it can often be difficult to connect with someone so generous to give up their extra milk.
Tips to Finding a Milk Donor
1. Join the Human Milk 4 Human Babies Global Network
This network promotes the nourishment of babies and children around the world with human milk. They are dedicated to fostering community between local families who have chosen to share breastmilk and provide a fantastic platform to find the perfect local donor!
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2. Join a local mom Facebook Group
One of the best ways of finding someone can be through social media. Find a local mom group on Facebook that you can post your request in. There is a good chance that someone in that group may either have extra milk or know someone who would be willing to be a donor. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. You are searching for what’s best for your child!
3. Word of Mouth
Tell your friends and family members about your desire to find a milk donor. Ask them to ask around and talk to anyone whom might be breastfeeding or who would know other moms who are lactating or have extra stored milk.