Not all women are able to breastfeed exclusively. How do you know if supplementation is needed? How do you cope with the shock and disappointment?
If you have low milk supply, what are your options? What are the pros and cons for each option? And how do you make the best choice for you and your little one?
One alternative to milk sharing from mother to mother is using a milk bank. But, what exactly do milk banks do? What relationships do they have with hospitals? And what is the process for donating your milk to these banks so they can distribute to babies in need?
You planned to exclusively breastfeed your baby, but there have been some bumps in your breastfeeding journey. One option is to supplement your baby with another mother's breast milk. And social media has paved the way for many mothers to bypass the milk banks and find mothers who are donating their own milk. But is milk sharing safe? What are the main risks and benefits? Learn more from women who have both donated and received milk directly from another mother.