The other day I received a call from the Blood Services about donating blood. I last donated a month before we became pregnant and Honeybear is now 8 months old. So it has been a long while. Donating blood is close to my heart. I try to convince as many people as I can that it is a good thing. I am not always successful. I am bad at sales.
I feel like I have not done my bit, but with the full time breastfeeding, I cannot donate blood (at least that is what they tell me). So I got thinking.
Today I called the milk bank. I can donate breast milk. Instead of blood, I can do milk. I have enough. I throw out milk everyday. What a waste when there are children out there who can benefit from this milk I throw down the drain. I have a large freezer supply so I do not need to freeze. I am not pumping so much because I need to use the freezer milk too. So I thought, instead of pumping less, I can pump the same and donate the excess milk.
I just need to organise my screening with the clinic and we should be ready to go.
Any other breastfeeding mama’s that want to do this too? Have any of you already done this?