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Stephanie Adelaar

Goal to donate 13700ml breastmilk by 10th August 2017

Donating 13700 ml of breastmilk to BWH Milk Bank for Bliss because I'd like to help premature/sick babies

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Bliss

We help premature and sick babies in the UK to give every baby the best possible future

Charity Registration No. 1002973, Registered Scottish Charity SC040878

Story

I am one of the lucky ones who have an oversupply of breastmilk. Just a few hours after giving birth, I accidentally squirted the shocked midwife with milk as she was trying for just a few drops. Twice.

Not everyone is so blessed, and breast milk is in high demand for sick and premature babies and the best and most gentle food for their delicate digestive systems. SO it would be a horrible shame if my excess went to waste!

When talking to the milk bank, they seemed quite surprised I could produce an excess of 100mls a day easily. In fact sometimes I do 200 or 300 mls, but I save some for myself to use too (babysitting to the rescue of my sanity!).
The milk bank accept donations until the baby is 6 months old, which for me and my Lily, is 10th August 2017. That's 137 days from today by my count.
I therefore aim to produce 1 x 100ml (one bottle) every single day until I can't donate anymore, which means making sure I do not miss a single day!
That's 137 bottles, or 13700 mls in total (13.7Litres or 3 Gallons).
By the way Sally - That's about three demijohns worth!

Help me to achieve this goal by donating to Bliss, the charity for sick or premature babies.

Let's say I would get approx £3 per 100mls (based on american sales where healthcare is not free). This means I would aim for £411 GBP ideally to match this to donate to Bliss.

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