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  1. #1
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    Default Want to donate milk

    Hi All

    I will be gone for 3+ months and wanted to donate all the frozen BM to the local bank. I will call up the bank to check but just wanted some guidance from people who have done it.
    1. The oldest batch is from Dec 2007. Is this OK to donate frozen milk from DEC?
    2. I had used my sister in law's pump to express milk. Is this a concern? I have some that are xpressed using a hospital grade and well as a new pump that I purchased recently.
    3. I read on the milk bank's website that they dont accept from someone who is a vegetarian(vegan) unless they are taking vitamin supplements. I am a vegetarian but have been continuing prenatal vitamins since day 1 of pregnancy.
    4 I read the same about medication as well. I am taking synthroid. Is this a concern?

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    Default Re: Want to donate milk

    Check with your local milk bank, but mine will take the milk up to 5 months old from a deep freezer. I'm not sure about the other questions you had, as those didn't apply to me. Hopefully someone else will chime in, too. HTH a bit!
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    Default Re: Want to donate milk

    Here are some helpful links for milk donation:
    http://www.hmbana.org/index.php?mode=donations
    http://www.llli.org/llleaderweb/LV/LVAprMay00p19.html
    http://www.llli.org/llleaderweb/LV/LVAprMay00p22.html
    http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/milk/donor-milk.html

    If you have lived in Europe before 1996, these non-profit milk banks won't take your milk.

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    Default Re: Want to donate milk

    I will check the above links but the local milk bank said no since I am taking herbal supplement like Fenugreek.

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    Default Re: Want to donate milk

    Quote Originally Posted by veenasri View Post
    I will check the above links but the local milk bank said no since I am taking herbal supplement like Fenugreek.

    Really? Some banks will mail you a cooler and you fill it up and send it back. Maybe you could find a bank not local that will do that. I just did this a couple weeks ago.
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