This is what 450 ounces of breastmilk looks like:
I am slowly running out of space to store it and I don't want to drop a pumping session yet. Based on that, I started looking into the option of donating some milk.
After some research, I found that in order to donate to the national organization, you can't be on any medication. I am on Celexa but still didn't want milk to go to waste. I called around in the city and talked to a couple of lactation clinics and they were going to spread the word to their Mom groups to see if anyone would be interested. I stressed the fact that I was on anti-depressants and please make sure they were aware.
I also posted on HM4HB's (Human Milk for Human Babies) Facebook page for any people in the Portland area who may be interested.
Not a day later I received a call from someone who has two babies in need. Today, I will be delivering 200 ounces of frozen breastmilk to the parents of the babies. I can't tell you how happy this makes me to be able to help other babies in need.
I really want to keep up the donation process if my supply continues to behave. But for now, I am thrilled to be able to share what I have.