So, I got the idea to regularly pump extra and store from my cousin. She pumped and stored so she could wean her son at 6 months, but still feed him breastmilk. I liked this idea a lot after first having my daughter because breastfeeding was so exhausting back then. So, production was never my issue, and I quickly accumulated LOTS of pumped milk. We purchased a deep freezer and away we go...
I started work about a month ago and I've been feeding DD the oldest milk first (which is about a month old in deep freeze), but she never eats much. She is not a fan of the bottle. She makes up for missed feedings before and after work with mama and all is well!! However, I pump about 12 to 18 ounces at work, but she only eats between 2 to 6 ounces at babysitter's. I probably have well over 250 ounces in my freezer right now.
I have learned over the past few months after her acid reflux is now under control and she's gotten better at feeding, that I loooooooove breastfeeding her and plan to go at least a year (my initial plan was 6 months). And, since I'm currently overproducing for her and her weight gain is phenomenal, I'm kind of at a loss for what to do with all this milk?
I want to donate it, but I've heard I have to pay to have it tested and so forth. Any suggestions or good resources? I've invested so much time in pumping and money in the storage bags, that I'm hoping I won't have to pay on top. Also, do you have any suggestions before I donate my whole prize?