This makes me so so so sad.
A friend from baby class made one of these from both kids’ milk. Her daughter referred to it as the necklace her and her brother helped make. When you looked at the necklace you wouldn’t know it was breastmilk. It was so beautiful.
I have breastmilk (expired) in my freezer for something like this. Some of it is actually from when I pumped during landon’s cleft lip repair. I was hanging on to it until I had the money. Well, I never got the money and now whatever isn’t used out of my freezer in the next two weeks is getting thrown out. It won’t survive the long distance move.
Throwing out this breastmilk is the very very end of our journey as we’ve been weaned for a couple months. Not just our journey…but my breastfeeding journey as my fertility is in question (which I didn’t think I wanted a second child but I missed breastfeeding). Omg…I can’t believe I’m so heartbroken over this. I’ve been thinking about it for weeks. It just nags me that the milk is just sitting in the freezer. Sometimes I just walk through the kitchen and become sad. But…I haven’t been able to bring myself to take it to the dumpster. So it still just sits in my freezer. And it’s old enough that I don’t feel comfortable making Landon a smoothie or muffins with it or anything.
Its like as long as I had those pouches of milk my breastfeeding wasn’t over, as ridiculous as that is. Those 21 months changed my life.
There’s a 12 month waiting list! How crazy. This would be amazing to do though!
She’s a very smart woman for doing this. 😊
It would have been something I would have done when my body lacked producing enough with Bladen just to remember I did it for a short time. I was so torn up when I had to stop.