Donating pumped milk for a preemie?
Hi! I'm new to this subforum but hope you guys can offer me some advice.
My friend just had her baby at 34 weeks and he's in the NICU. I don't know what her breastfeeding situation is, and whether she's pumping.
My baby is almost nine months (!) and I pump at work, and consistently get more than DS needs. I have quite a large freezer stash, and there's a good chance I'll be donating milk at some point.
Would it be appropriate to offer to donate some to my friend for her preemie? Are there any issues with feeding milk made for a nine month old to a preemie? Fresh vs. frozen? I haven't been scrupulous with sterilizing everything since DS doesn't need it; does that rule out the freezer stash anyway?
Thanks for your advice!
mom to Miles (9/7/11)