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What to do with excess breast milk

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NikkiTwinkle Mon 13-Jun-11 21:09:48

I'm giving up breastfeeding tomorrow night. I'm down to two feeds a day, but want to give up as I need more freedom etc.

I used to donate to the milk bank but they wont take the milk anymore as my DD is 13 months old. I will put some of the milk on my DD's breakfast but what can I do with the rest?

I anticipate I'll be expressing for a while, but throwing it away seems a waist. My DD won't take it from a bottle/cup etc as she never has, so I don't see her starting now.

Any suggestions?

japhrimel Mon 13-Jun-11 21:15:53

You can donate it privately - I'm sure someone will be along with the website address. I can't remember it off hand.

bluebobbin Mon 13-Jun-11 21:17:49


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DrinkFeckArseGirls Mon 13-Jun-11 21:37:33

But seriously I would keep it frozen in tiny quantities and use as a remedy for scratches. I swear by it, a little bit of breast milk and all the war wounds scratches that my DD inflicts upon herself <bad nail cutter mother emoticon>, go away within hours of applying the milk on them. Oh, and it's good for nappy rash too.

PenguinArmy Tue 14-Jun-11 04:29:37

can you not use it in food? just her food if you're picky grin

madwomanintheattic Tue 14-Jun-11 05:18:08

why are you going to continue to express if you are stopping bf? <sorry, bit confused>

i had 80 bottles frozen when dd2 came out of scbu grin

you get through it. eventually. just use it in food.

but i really wouldn't bother continuing to express. i've not bothered to cut down with any of my 3. just stopped.

PenguinArmy Tue 14-Jun-11 05:48:48

I assume to relive any engorgement and it should only take a few days?

madwomanintheattic Tue 14-Jun-11 06:48:37

if you're only on two feeds a day it shouldn't be too bad - couple of cabbages in the fridge and you're good to go.

mrsgordonfreeman Tue 14-Jun-11 09:56:07

It makes good ice cream you know.

NikkiTwinkle Thu 16-Jun-11 13:38:04

Thanks for the advice, will try the cabbages, I have to express as it's way too painful if I just leave it. Also DD gets really agitated if she can smell the milk on me and not have any. I'm hoping to only express once a day, then every two days etc until eventually it goes away.

Will look into privately donating it

madwomanintheattic Thu 16-Jun-11 15:18:04

last time i bulk bought cabbages the woman at the checkout said 'oo, are you making sauerkraut?' in a really excited voice. i said 'er, no. i'm... putting them in my bra as i'm stopping bf' cue a lengthy discussion, with me thinking 'dear god, i'm going to explode, just let me get the damn things home and in the fridge, please...' grin i should have just smiled noncommittally and legged it.

organiccarrotcake Thu 16-Jun-11 20:16:03

It would make nice ice pops for her? My DSs are dairy intolerant so I'll try that this summer so they don't miss out on ice cream!

HipHopOpotomus Thu 16-Jun-11 23:58:44

Freeze it and use it in your dd's food

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