got breastmilk?

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Like many other breastfeeding mothers out there, I quickly found myself with a freezer full of breastmilk that was not likely all going to get used before the three month expiration. I figured there would have to be a good use for this nutrient rich “perfect” baby food. And in fact there is: donating milk to National Milk Bank means that your milk goes to premature and/or ill babies in hospitals in the US. Aside from the warm fuzzy feeling you’ll get when you send off each cooler filled with your breastmilk, the milk bank also treats you to a hospital-quality electric breast pump free of charge for you to use and keep ($300 value). There is no minimum donation required, so you can certainly ensure that you always have enough on hand for your child. The process to become a donor is rather simple and includes some paperwork and a blood draw (they will even send a phlebotomist to your home) and you’re ready to begin. You now have several good pint-sized reasons to hook yourself up to the pump each day!