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If you couldn’t breastfeed, would you look to give your baby donated human milk, formula, or something else? What are the risks and different options of milksharing? If you have an oversupply, would you consider donating? Amber Mccann is here to help us with these not-so-clear-cut questions, in this episode of the Birthful podcast.
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What we talked about:
What is milk sharing about?
Where does the milk come from?
The 4 pillars of safer milk sharing
What are the risk factors
To home pasteurize or not, that is the question
What milk banks are all about
Got extra milk? Where to donate
Super awesome links:
Groups Facilitating Milk Sharing & Raising Awareness:
Amber Mccann is an international board certified lactation consultant who fell into her line of work by accident. After struggling with feeding her own kids and slogging through the grip of postpartum depression, she felt strongly that all that pain needed to be for good. She pursued what she initially suspected would be a lovely hobby, and turned it into the career she never knew she wanted.
Her current gig is at ILCA, which is the International Lactation Consultant Association, where she works to market and promote breastfeeding and lactation consultant practice on a global scale.
Check out Amber’s website at AmberMccann.como. While you’re there, connect with her social media, or shoot her an email at amber [at] ambermccann [dot] com.