This is another update where I was able to donate to two different mamas. The first one is someone I’ve known for years. She just had her second beautiful baby girl. With her first, nursing was never an issue. Her supply was great and she never had to worry. This time around has been a little slower of a process. I think sometimes it’s discouraging as a mom to not be able to do something that your body was created to do. When I first had Jaxon and we had to supplement with formula for a few days while my supply came in, I was devastated. I’m sure I’ve shared before, but I had mentally prepared myself leading up to his birth that if I was unable to produce breast milk, I would be OK with doing formula as long as he was fed, that was all that mattered. And I wholeheartedly believe that fed is best. But there was something inside me that felt like a failure for not being able to produce for him in the beginning. At the time, I didn’t know anything about donor milk so we supplemented for 2 days with Jax. T W O D A Y S. That’s all it took to make this brand new mom feel like a failure. But at the end of the day, my son was fed. He was healthy. And that made this new mama happy!
Mama # two was somebody on the Facebook page. And funny enough a friend of mine messaged me after I had connected with her to tell me that she had met this mama on Black Friday in a shopping aisle and the two talked & somehow my girlfriend told her to connect with me! She told her that I’ve been a milk donor for others. And we were able to connect with one another!
Our total donations to date is:
That means we have:
left to go!