Friday, September 07, 2012

Woman donates to BC's milk bank and to local family

Human Milk News is featuring a milksharing story every day leading up to World Milksharing Week 2012 (Sept. 24-30)

This is the story of Olive Chan, who wasn't able to breastfeed but continued to pump to provide her baby with milk. She wound up with more than she could use and donated from her overflowing freezer to a local family, and to the BC milk bank.

The Story of My Milk: How I Stumbled into Feeding a Hundred Babies ~ Donor (Canada)
September 7, 2012 | Filed under: stories and tagged with: By Olive Chan
Being the idealist that I am, before I had Alena, I imagined our feeding times to be like this: myself as a gentle, nurturing mother looking affectionately at the sweet babe suckling at my breast as we nestled together in the rocking chair. A week after we brought her home, that picture could not be farther from reality. Well, everything except for the rocking chair. It was 6am in the morning, she was thrashing about and crying, I was hysterical and crying, and milk was everywhere but in her tummy.
Thus began the story of my breastmilk and how I stumbled into feeding a hundred babies....more

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