Sunday, November 6, 2011


Packing you up, all snug and ready to travel.  I don't want you to be too warm.  I want you to get where you're going, because you can do some good there!

I'm talking, of course, about the last of my pumped, frozen milk.

After getting the crushing (I'm not being sarcastic.  I have tears in my eyes as I write this.) news that my own baby can no longer nurse or drink my pumped milk, I immediately resolved that what was left would NOT go to waste.  I asked around and ultimately posted on Philadelphia's Human Milk 4 Human Babies (HM4HB) facebook page.  A quick blurb letting potential milk needers know where I live, how much I've got, and that I'm eager to find someone who can benefit from my stash.

I almost immediately got a response from a young mother hoping to have my milk for her baby girl.  The baby was born a bit smaller than Aidan, but was diagnosed with IUGR and was having growth problems as an outside baby.  Some tiny (imagined?) thing nagged at me though.  I found myself picking apart her story.  She friended me on facebook and I was suspicious of everything about her.  No recent pictures of the baby.  Link to a blog that hadn't been updated in a long, long time.  All of this screams "stressed mom of high-needs baby", but it just didn't feel like the right fit.

A few clicks around the site brought me to Anya.  Surgeries have prevented her from producing milk for her sweet little boy, Tommy.  Tommy is so tiny and so new, and I'm so, so happy to help him thrive, even in a teeny tiny way.

I'll be honest, it really made me wish I was still pumping and storing and had more to offer.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you, Caroline! Sad to hear about Aidan and BF, but I think it is a wonderful thing you are doing with your frozen milk!:)