Hi, I have a question I've been wrestling with for awhile and I hope the LLLadies can help me. I'm BF'ing my 5 month old son and am on Prozac for anxiety (which predates my pregnancy--I've been on it for almost 10 years). I'm doing great on the Prozac and am loving new motherhood, and as far as I can tell it seems to have zero effect on my son. My OB and pedi are both aware that I take Prozac and breastfeed and neither one expressed any concern. I work and pump and have a mild oversupply. I have a freezer full of milk that I pumped when my son was 2-3 months old, before I returned to work, that is going to 'expire' soon. I also have an excess of milk when I pump and usually end up throwing away 20-30 oz of milk a week (at least) because my son doesn't drink it and I have no more room in my freezer to freeze it.
Now, if I weren't on any meds, there would be an easy solution--donate my milk, either formally through a milkbank or informally through HMHB or EatsonFeet. Since I am on Prozac, though, I have been reluctant to donate my milk. As far as I can tell, a milk bank would probably not take my milk since I am on Prozac and that could be dangerous for an ill or premature baby. I think that some moms on the informal share sites might be interested though (of course I would disclose to them that I take Prozac). I'm torn on what to do. The last thing I want to do is harm another baby by providing milk that might be unsuitable for them, even though it has been perfectly fine for my full-term, healthy five-month-old. However, I also hate throwing so much milk down the drain and I keep thinking how good that milk could be for a baby whose mama can't make enough. A further complicating factor is that I do drink alcohol some evenings (a drink or two, and never within a few hours of pumping) and also take in a fair amount of caffeine during the day (in close proximity to pumping). These things have been fine for me and my baby but I know some mamas would worry about it.
If you were in my shoes, what would you do? Donate the milk informally, or keep throwing it away?