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OT - Is this weird?

Well it's Friday.... 

Is this very generous or just plain weird? I'm in the weird camp. 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/09/07/mom-donates-over-1-000-ounces-breast-milk-hurricane-harvey-victims/639050001/

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 27,259
    I'm in the very generous camp.
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  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,308
    edited September 2017
    Both.

    I was weirded out by this type of stuff before kids entered my life.  Then all of a sudden I am going to strangers houses at random times and leaving 10 or 20 bucks in their garage freezer in exchange for a shopping bag full of some other lady's breast milk.  I did prefer this method over meeting the milk doner face to face.

    #awkwardanduncomfortable

    EDIT: even more uncomfortable when the husband is there doing some manly work with his skid steer.  Do you nod?  Smile?  Wave?  Keep head down and not make eye contact?

    #themilkisneverfreeevenifitis

    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,192
    kl8ton said:
    Both.

    I was weirded out by this type of stuff before kids entered my life.  Then all of a sudden I am going to strangers houses at random times and leaving 10 or 20 bucks in their garage freezer in exchange for a shopping bag full of some other lady's breast milk.  I did prefer this method over meeting the milk doner face to face.

    #awkwardanduncomfortable



    I had no idea there was a black market for the stuff  :o
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,308
    kl8ton said:
    Both.

    I was weirded out by this type of stuff before kids entered my life.  Then all of a sudden I am going to strangers houses at random times and leaving 10 or 20 bucks in their garage freezer in exchange for a shopping bag full of some other lady's breast milk.  I did prefer this method over meeting the milk doner face to face.

    #awkwardanduncomfortable



    I had no idea there was a black market for the stuff  :o
    Yes, like a facebook group of pro breastfeeders.  
    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,308
    I am sure the government is trying to find a way to tax human milk too.  Or the FDA is trying to find a way to ban it.
    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,308
    Not sure if this is fake news or not.  It was very real to me.  :-)

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/breast-milk-fda-weighs-risks-human-milk-banks/story?id=12327503


    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,192
    kl8ton said:
    I am sure the government is trying to find a way to tax human milk too.  Or the FDA is trying to find a way to ban it.
    The FDA was the first thing I thought of. How do you know what you're getting? 
  • RedSkipRedSkip Posts: 1,303
    generous 
    Large BGE - McDonald, PA
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,192
    kl8ton said:
    Not sure if this is fake news or not.  It was very real to me.  :-)

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/breast-milk-fda-weighs-risks-human-milk-banks/story?id=12327503


    Having milk banks run like blood banks as described in the article would definitely minimize the awkwardness. 
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,302
    kl8ton said:
    Not sure if this is fake news or not.  It was very real to me.  :-)

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/breast-milk-fda-weighs-risks-human-milk-banks/story?id=12327503


    Having milk banks run like blood banks as described in the article would definitely minimize the awkwardness. 
    I would think there is something to be said for knowing how the donor lives their life that is more important w/breast milk than with blood.  Blood banks screen for bad stuff and often break blood down into components, so it's not all whole blood products.  But the complexity of what is in breast milk that drives the benefit over formula isn't just avoidance of bad things, it's the value of good nutrition and healthy immunity.  It's not just a safeguard and awkward thing.
    Austin, TX
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,302
    The first day care we had for our daughter was someone that watched a few kids in her home - very nice lady, good home, but at one point we found her nursing her own son that was over 2, I think he was like 3 years old.  That was a little awkward.
    Austin, TX
  • My wife breastfed all three of our children (2 being twins) for their first 14 months.  I don't care if I ever see another booby in my life. 

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,192
    Legume said:
    kl8ton said:
    Not sure if this is fake news or not.  It was very real to me.  :-)

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/breast-milk-fda-weighs-risks-human-milk-banks/story?id=12327503


    Having milk banks run like blood banks as described in the article would definitely minimize the awkwardness. 
    I would think there is something to be said for knowing how the donor lives their life that is more important w/breast milk than with blood.  Blood banks screen for bad stuff and often break blood down into components, so it's not all whole blood products.  But the complexity of what is in breast milk that drives the benefit over formula isn't just avoidance of bad things, it's the value of good nutrition and healthy immunity.  It's not just a safeguard and awkward thing.
    I agree but I've never been in a position like @kl8ton either. You do what you have to do to take care of your family. 
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,302
    Legume said:
    kl8ton said:
    Not sure if this is fake news or not.  It was very real to me.  :-)

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/breast-milk-fda-weighs-risks-human-milk-banks/story?id=12327503


    Having milk banks run like blood banks as described in the article would definitely minimize the awkwardness. 
    I would think there is something to be said for knowing how the donor lives their life that is more important w/breast milk than with blood.  Blood banks screen for bad stuff and often break blood down into components, so it's not all whole blood products.  But the complexity of what is in breast milk that drives the benefit over formula isn't just avoidance of bad things, it's the value of good nutrition and healthy immunity.  It's not just a safeguard and awkward thing.
    I agree but I've never been in a position like @kl8ton either. You do what you have to do to take care of your family. 
    I am agreeing - blood bank approach I think probably causes more problems than it creates, you won't know where the product came from and while you may get some security in the fact that it's been tested for bad things, you don't know if you're getting any benefit over formula.  Awkward aside, if you know marginally where it's coming from, that's probably better than turning it into a business.  Not a lot of healthy individuals selling plasma these days, for instance.
    Austin, TX

  • "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,861
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,655

    I don't care if I ever see another booby in my life. 




    Phoenix 
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,308
    Legume said:
    The first day care we had for our daughter was someone that watched a few kids in her home - very nice lady, good home, but at one point we found her nursing her own son that was over 2, I think he was like 3 years old.  That was a little awkward.
    One lady, in a church i used to go to, breast fed her child long enough for him to yell "I want a boob mommy!" in the middle of the sermon.


    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,886
    One other thing to ponder- it is perfectly normal for us to drink milk from a cow, even as adults.  So we are fine drinking milk from a different species, but our kids drinking milk from a human female that is not their mother is gross. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,051
    One other thing to ponder- it is perfectly normal for us to drink milk from a cow, even as adults.  So we are fine drinking milk from a different species, but our kids drinking milk from a human female that is not their mother is gross. 
    Yeah...it's so much better to drink a bottle of chemicals mixed with water made in some manufacturing plant.

    I'm guessing you're not familiar with the millennia old practice of having/using a wet nurse?
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,886
    HeavyG said:
    One other thing to ponder- it is perfectly normal for us to drink milk from a cow, even as adults.  So we are fine drinking milk from a different species, but our kids drinking milk from a human female that is not their mother is gross. 
    Yeah...it's so much better to drink a bottle of chemicals mixed with water made in some manufacturing plant.

    I'm guessing you're not familiar with the millennia old practice of having/using a wet nurse?
    I don't actually think it's gross. I was trying to point out the irony that people in general are grossed out by other women's breast milk, but they are fine drinking milk from cows. I am cool with breast milk. I have tried it. 




    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • jeffwitjeffwit Posts: 1,256
    I used to moo at my wife and call her Bessie when she was pumping. Was that wrong?
    Jefferson, GA
    XL BGE, MM, Things to flip meat over and stuff
    Wife, 3 kids, 5 dogs, 4 cats, 12 chickens, 2 goats, 2 pigs. 
    “Honey, we bought a farm.”
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,302
    jeffwit said:
    I used to moo at my wife and call her Bessie when she was pumping. Was that wrong?
    Depends, did you end up with bruises or scars?
    Austin, TX
  • jeffwitjeffwit Posts: 1,256
    Legume said:
    jeffwit said:
    I used to moo at my wife and call her Bessie when she was pumping. Was that wrong?
    Depends, did you end up with bruises or scars?


    Mostly just an eye roll. She's pretty used to the way I act.

    Jefferson, GA
    XL BGE, MM, Things to flip meat over and stuff
    Wife, 3 kids, 5 dogs, 4 cats, 12 chickens, 2 goats, 2 pigs. 
    “Honey, we bought a farm.”
  • Where can I acquire some?  I prefer human milk for my fruity pebbles. 
  • My wife and I were in the food court at the mall.  There was an Asian mother and child sitting across from one another at the table next to us each enjoying a slice of Sbarro pizza.  Kid finished his slice, climbed down and walked over to mom then began pulling on her shirt and yelling "Boobie! Boobie!".  She says "OK" and kid climbs up under her shirt and starts sucking away.  Crazy!!!

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,998
    edited September 2017
    Suddenly I have a hankering for Oreos and milk. Yep it's Friday!
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