Breastmilk DirectoryMay 20, 2022
A breastmilk shortage could be one of the worst nightmares for a mother who is struggling to produce enough milk which is why I’m posting a directory of where you can find breastmilk near you. Breastfeeding is one of the hardest jobs for a lot of Moms, I was one of them as both of my kids were born with tongue and lip ties making it difficult for the baby to latch, thus causing issues in milk supply.
Breastfeeding through these types of challenges is not only difficult for the baby but it can take a big toll on Mom’s health. Unfortunately for many of us Moms we often wait too long to ask for outside help. We often go long nights trying to soothe our babies, blame ourselves for not being able to easily breastfeed, and try everything to live up to our internal definition of Super Mom until our mental health starts to break down from exhaustion.
It took me 3 months after I had my first daughter, including an experience with hallucinations (caused by severe sleep deprivation) and postpartum depression to get help. I just didn’t want to admit that I was failing at something which truly wasn’t a failure but I had put so much perfectionism energy into breastfeeding as a first-time Mom.
This listing’s sole purpose is to help you find milk resources quickly if you need them. You have enough to worry about mamas, I hope this helps you connect with the right people to make your motherhood journey just a bit easier during this time of national shortage.
- La Leche International: Directory for local breastfeeding support groups, resources.
- Human Milk Bank of North America
- Only The Breast, A Community For Moms
- Breastfeeding Mom’s Unite
- Milk Finder App
- Rocky Mountain’s Children Foundation
- (HHS) Health & Human Services Breast Shortage Resource Page
- Mother’s Milk Cooperative
- The Breastfeeding Mama
- The Milk Bank
- Northwest Mothers Milk Bank
- Phoenix Milk Spot
- Human Milk Bank of Arizona
- Tiny Treasures Milk Bank- focused on helping premature & critically ill babies
- Breastfeed Chicago
- Arizona Breastfeeding Coalition
- Denver- the Mama ‘hood
- MOMS Orange County
Please use guidance from your physician as this does not replace any medical recommendations you may have previously been given. This is a directory listing of national resources that you can turn to for breast milk if in need. Maternal mental health is so important for you, your baby, and your family. If you have any maternal mental health emergencies please call the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline at 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746).
If you’re struggling emotionally and mentally during your motherhood journey and could benefit from talking with someone who has lived through postpartum depression, is trained in maternal mental wellness, and understands the juggle of working motherhood, please visit www.amyleighlooper.com for resources to help you overcome the darkness of PPD and anxiety. Amy Looper, Founder, is a Maternal Wellness Coach for high achievement-oriented Moms who may be facing burnout, chronic stress, and postpartum depression.
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