Breastmilk oversupply

So for the first couple months I pumped frequently and have a huge oversupply in my freezer. I stopped pumping and just directly feed and my baby is almost 4 months. What can I do with all this milk? I would cry if I had to toss it, but other than milk baths idk what to do.

  • Christa
    Dec 03

    I think there’s a place you can donate it. I’m not 100% sure on that, but you might look into that.

  • Amanda
    Dec 03

    U can make lotions with it. Sounds weird but if u have acne you could always put it on u. I tried it on my face because I was starting to break out which I never really do and it worked. You could also put in a bottle to feed baby if needed ever. Or just leave it in freezer until u start baby on cereal and mix it with the cereal. It’s good for awhile in the freezer and even longer in a deep freeze.

  • Ashley
    Dec 03

    Donate it. There are milk banks at hospitals and you can also find Facebook groups usually called human milk 4 human babies

  • Amber
    Dec 03

    You’re not far from starting your baby on solids, so I would add it to the foods. Also use it for the times you just really don’t want baby on the boob. Trust me...that.time.will.come 😳 I can’t seem to get mine off now, and he’s over a year. Been on solids since he was 4 months.

  • Anonymous
    Dec 03

    I exclusively pumped and bottle fed. For the first 2 months I had an over supply in my freezer as well. I was gonna donate but then I only started pumping 1- 1 1/2 ounces and then NOTHING! So I had to dig into my stash. So I would keep it just incase.

  • Josh
    Dec 04

    At one point, my wife and I needed to leave for a week-long trip while our son was still breastfeeding. We were able to leave our son with family and have them use the supply of frozen milk. Also, if the baby weans earlier than desired and they only want bottles, you can give them an extra week or two of breast milk after they’ve stopped breastfeeding. The milk stays good for a year when it’s frozen, I think.

  • Yenifer
    Dec 04

    You can save some just for an emergency, you never know... also when they start solids is very useful. There is also a page on Facebook called Eats on Feets https://www.facebook.com/EatsOnFeetsHome/ You can donate the rest, but always save some of your milk. 😉

  • Lisa
    Dec 04

    I exclusively pumped and after 7 months let myself dry up, and now my baby drinks what I froze. I have plenty to get her to 12 months old and don’t have to worry about pumping or feeding over holidays.

  • Caylyn
    Dec 04

    I think there are places desperately in need of donations. You can google them, I think some pay for shipping & send you freezer stuff to send in & others might be local to you.

  • Rebecca
    Dec 04

    I would keep it. I wish I had a extra stash for those times I had my mom watch baby and needed to use formula ect. It happens when they get older you want to be out but will need a bottle. I also added it to solids or rice cereal for a easy transition to solids.

  • Priscilla
    Dec 04

    I also had a crazy stash of frozen breast milk, and unfortunately my son started rejecting everything over a month old. I ended up donating to Mothers’ Milk Bank that provides breastmilk to babies in the NICU. It sucked not being able to feed my own baby with it but was comforting to know it was helping other little ones thrive. It was a bit of a tedious process, not gonna lie. Lots of paperwork, labeling, and had to go out to their designated clinic to get blood work done but I guess it’s good to know they take precautions. Definitely look into it!

  • Christina
    Dec 04

    Thanks everyone I decided to donate, I found a family through a Facebook group that just adopted a two week old boy