Two months ago I was so sick that I was more worried about my health than my babies. I have always told my children that I would give my life for them. Being so sick while pregnant was so hard and I was so relieved when they "took" the babies. That was until I saw them, then I was filled with worry, dread and regret. Could I have suffered a little longer, giving them more time inside? In truth I doubt that I could have, I was very sick by the time they were born. As I was healing my two precious babies were fighting hard to catch up and live like a full term baby. I know we were very blessed in how little extra help they needed. I prayed, and I prayed hard; what else could I do?
I was asked if I would sign an order for milk bank breast milk. I then affirmed everyone that if breast milk was really like medicine then I would be happy to pump. I was never trying to avoid it, I just wanted to do what was best for my babies. If it was really my breast milk then I was happy to provide. I have always produced lots of milk and in the past I wondered about how I could share it. I will not have extra this time because I will be feeding two babies but I wish I had known about the milk bank before.
As it turns out our hospital is a drop off point for milk. I was so excited to learn about this service. I have learned how good breast milk really can be, especially for small babies. So many are born early and need that extra boast. I only wish I could have given some in the past. So now I want to share some information with my friends that have new babies. If you can take the time to collect a little extra milk each day then consider giving to those who most need that milk. I am not qualified to speak to this so I will link you to the bank.
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