the crowning of the dairy queen

December 14, 2009

i was so worried when i started breastfeeding about having *low supply*.  OMG, the low supply!  the internets say it's so horrible!  turns out, this is probably the last thing i had to worry about, but worry i did.  worry and worry and worry.  and what about when i go back to work!  what if my milk dries up!  the internets say that can happen!

during my leave jude ate every two hours, ten times a day.  plus, i would pump twice a day in addition to that because i was so worried about establishing supply and stocking up milk for when i went back to work.  i was out of my mind.  now that i'm back at work i pump 2-3 times a day at the office (... in the bathroom) and bring home about 18-20 ounces a day.  jude only usually eats 12 while he is at the babysitter.  do you see where the problem is happening?  every single day i have 6-8 ounces of EXTRA milk.  by the end of the week i am putting about 40 ounces into the freezer.

it's OUT. of. CONTROL.

jon keeps asking me, but WHY?  what are we going to do with all this?  and truthfully, i have no idea.  i use frozen milk on mondays (and i freeze the milk from friday), but that's about it.  and it's totally taking over our freezer.  when you open the door little milk envelopes fall out all over like some kind of horrible avalanche.  and i keep running out of storage bags (like right now).  if only i could talk jon into using it in cooking, at least we'd have something to do with it all.  breastmilk ice cream:  both creepy, and delicious!

i've looked into donating to a milk bank but it seems complicated.  i have to have my blood tested to make sure i'm not diseased, and then arrange for shipping, transport, and they have a minimum donation amount of about 100 ounces.  i guess the minimum donation amount isn't really a problem though, huh?

so, if anybody wants a big gulp full of breast milk you know who to call.



I feel ya on the tiny bag avalanches. I went on an 8 day vacation and still had an abundance when I got back. When I was in Aruba pumping to keep my supply I liked to see how many of those super tall Senor frog style booze cups I could fill up. It was totally breastfeeding moms gone wild.

Ky (Two Pretzels)

HA!!!! Our freezer is ALL milk, too. We have no room for anything else.

Way to go Dairy Queen.

(I make C. use the frozen milk when he feeds Lila when I'm at work. )

And I've heard that you can get $3-$5 an ounce from a milk bank. NOT bad. Liquid gold, baby. LIQUID GOLD.


Holy shit, Josey. I never thought of that. Genius!

Baby Awesome's mama would be so jealous if she saw what your freezer looked like. Poor thing has been trying to pump every chance she gets and we're still running low.

Good job, DQ.

Mickey D.

(Fantastic title to this post!)

What would happen if you put some chocolate syrup on that and fed it to your husband unknowingly? Or to your family at Christmastime? It's worth finding out I think.

Gotta go clean out my freezer. Right now it's stuffed with frozen pizzas.

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