Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Milk for Baby Ziggy

I am a mom in up state NY reaching out in desperation... in hope that i can find breast milk for my son ziggy. Hes about 3 month old and is allergic to formula/Soy. He also has a condition that also keeps him from being able to digest anything other then breast milk.

I was diagnosed with intro-ductual yeast, mastitis, Mrsa staph infection. The staph infection had gotten so bad that i was forced to stop nursing so i could go on stronger medication. The strain of staph i had was resistant to the antibiotics. I risk loosing both my breast as the infection went deeper into my breast tissue.

Since this i have been depending on the kindness of complete strangers with the willingness to help my son. I wouldn't be posting this or writing and reaching out across the country trying to find moms that care enough to help my son if this wasn't my last option.

We have tried everything... our doctors have tried everything....

Our insurance doesn't cover breast milk from the breast milk banks and at $5 an oz the milk banks charge there is no way we could even come close to paying that.

we have gotten lucky enough to have been blessed with some one time donations from some amazing moms. Witch has gotten us this far!!! And we are so thankful for every last oz!!!

I am at the end of my rope in tears... watching my son loosing weight... Getting sicker... Moms contact me saying they would love to help, and save up and ship. Then change there minds, donate to a milk bank, there husbands think its weird, or they don't even return my e-mails or calls.

This has taken a toll on me... as a mom, I cant give up on my son. And i don't know what else to do... so i am left with reaching out across the country hopen praying there will be someone willing to help in any way they can.

I have exhausted every avenue of hope! It would mean the world to my son if anyone could help...

Please pass this on if u are unable to help but are willing to share our story,

Thank YOU,
Kristen and baby Ziggy!

- we are taking other donations for (( ups gift cards, breast milk bags, and medical coolers for shipping milk ))
Please message me if u can help :
or 518-879-9407 my phone...
We have had a couple moms offer to be drop centers for any moms in there area willing to drop off milk to them. Some of these moms will even drive and meet u part way if u are not local...

NJ Drop center:
Natalia Fernandez-Perez
Phone: 848-203-9595
TX Drop center:
Kelly in Galveston, TX
phone: 832-889-2438
NOTE: I Don't have access to the Internet SO please contact me by phone....or when i can i will check my e-mail and message u back... if anyone is in the area and willing to be a long time donor it would mean the world to us.
I don't know where my son would be if it wasn't for moms donating. I thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart.

Our story in the channel 13 News Albany


  1. http://www.cameronpackaging.com/insulated_boxes.html#13-11-10 (( its the Inside Dimensions of Foam Cooler
    13-3/8" x 11-3/8" x 10-7/8" ))

  2. If you haven't already, get connected with Eats on Feets - NY.


  3. I don't have significant milk to share as I am nursing a toddler who doesn't nurse much and I'm pregnant with #3 but I have reposted your story to see if other friends are able to help.

  4. Are you anywhere near Troy, NY? I will be there next week, and can donate about 100 oz.

  5. ... email me at mariah w g at google's mail if interested.

  6. I donated breast milk over 30 years ago through the La Leche League. Are they helping you??? There was a program called The Milk Maids; we dropped breast milk off at local Stewart's stores (who kept it refrigerated or frozen), and La Leche League picked it up and distributed it. If you haven't contacted them, please try that. This can be SO EASY to help you...it's free for people; and most women who nurse, know they are leaking out more than their baby can use.

  7. Rough - I believe she's in Ballston Spa (just saw her on the news).

    I am also passing this along, because, although my children are older, we are unschoolers, and have many lactivists on our friends list, some of whom will maybe be able to help.

    Ziggy is a gorgeous little person! =)

  8. Passing on a possible source via a friend....


  9. I would like to know what the name of Ziggy's condition is?

  10. I have milk that we won't be using . We didn't realize until my baby was 4 months that she is egg intolerant, so I too have a large stash which may have egg in it that we can't use. My daughter 6 months now, but the milk I have stashed is from 2 month on. If anyone needs some, let me know! I live in Rensselaer County.

  11. that would be great, i can't message u for some odd reason do u think u can message me?

  12. i am posting this on my FB page...maybe some moms can help...

  13. Do you still need help? I emailed you last night and just wanted to make sure that you received it. Please let me know

  14. do you know about the informal group Milkshare? http://milkshare.birthingforlife.com/connect
    It's helped me and a few people I know connect with donors or recipients.
    I no longer have milk to donate, but I wish you luck with your search.
    Does Neocate or the like do you any good in a pinch?

  15. Hi there, I am a lactivist in Westchester, NY, who blogs about breastfeeding. I posted the link of your story on Facebook and Twitter (I have almost 10,000 followers) and hope that will help.

    I don't have enough milk anymore to help you out, but if you still need more milk, please reach out to me so I can drum up some support from other moms I know.

    I would also love to help you with your blog.

    Ziggy is a cutie!

    All my best,
    Dagmar's momsense
    dagmar at dagmarbleasdale dot com