After Mirah was born, we encountered a variety of surprising difficulties with breast-feeding. As part of that often painful process, we learned a lot about how nursing does and does not happen, about pumping, and about breast milk and formula. Ultimately, before Mirah finally did learn how to nurse, we entered into relationships with other women seeking to donate their excess milk.
All of which is a preamble to announce that my beautiful wife Aimée has written and published her inaugural free-lance article, for Babble.com, in which she discusses the phenomenom of donated milk, in part through the prism of our personal experience, with some history thrown in for good measure.
Please do, check it out. (Also note at the very bottom a nice picture of Aimée with Mirah. Yay!)