Giving newborn milk to a 14 month old

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Giving newborn milk to a 14 month old

Post by ClOuD_NiNe » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:52 pm

My friend that has the baby with trisomy 18 (who is now 6 weeks old!) is EE for her bub and then feeding her with a syringe. Its all going great for them, the only thing is she is getting at least twice as much milk as what bub needs at each expressing session.

She asked at the local hospital about donating it but they said that to do so she would have to express at the hospital. They live about 20km from the hospital and as you can imagine this is just not convenient! She doesnt know of anyone she could donate it to personally and they have limited freezer space so are currently tipping it down the sink (I dont know about the rest of you but this makes my heart hurt!).

Yesterday her and her DH asked if we would like the milk, seeing as DS (14 months) is no longer bf. Is there any reason I couldnt give it to him?
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Post by Karleen » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:58 pm

Nup, may as well if there's no one else who wants it.
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Post by fellare » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:03 pm

has she tried eats on feets or whatever it's called, it's on facebook. There are many people who will want her milk and actually need it, I'm sure!
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Post by AbbeyCat » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:43 pm

Your friend is so amazing thinking of others when she's gone through such a rough time herself.
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Post by Carrie » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:11 pm

I know many women who express for their toddlers, older children, and even a husband when they are sick. Breastmilk banks in the US provide milk for premmies and sick babies, sure....but also cancer and burns patients! Its amazing stuff, and good for humans of all ages. What age is the calf who's mothers milk you had today? :wink:
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Post by ClOuD_NiNe » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:11 pm

fellare wrote:has she tried eats on feets or whatever it's called, it's on facebook.
Thanks so much, just tracked this down, what a great page! I will pass it on to my friend, we'll take the milk if she can't find anyone but I'd much rather the milk go to a baby who really needs it.
Carrie wrote:]What age is the calf who's mothers milk you had today?
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Post by Sati » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:10 pm

Try Human Milk 4 Human Babies WA - https://www.face book.com/hm4hbwestaust?ref=ts&fref=ts (link broken)

Eats on Feets is not as active, and is actually a spin-off network. HM4HB is the original one led by Emma Kwasnica :)

And yes, you can definitely feed your bub the newborn milk. You might get some funny poos, though, because the milk may be a bit richer and creamier :lol:
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Post by Penguin » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:36 pm

LOL I blogged about this today. Karleen, I linked to your article too (I guess that's ok?)
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Post by Gwen's Mum » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:39 pm

Oooh, colostrum poos. Are you sure about this, ClOuD_NiNe? :wink: :lol:

But, seriously, what PPs have said - should be fine for your LO, and HM4HB is also a good way to share the milky love around if your friend was interested. :)

And so glad to hear that your friend's bub is doing so well! :D
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Post by ClOuD_NiNe » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:14 pm

Thanks ladies, my friend said she would check out those websites. Hmmm i didnt think about the poo! :?
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