Saturday, November 13, 2010

November 13, 2010

We have had an incredible response. I've had more offers for milk then I know what to do with! Unfortunately I cannot accept any more milk donations at this time. Once we come home from Calgary with all this milk our deepfreeze will be full and we should be able to feed Anaya very well for the next few months.

Please know that we love everyone who has offered to help and we hope you will continue on our journey with us by reading the blog and sending us your good energy. I have not had time to write back personally to each offer and I apologize. I'm still working on it.

Anyone who has breastmilk that they would have donated to Anaya should contact their local Eats on Feets group (facebook). There are many sick children who could use your milk! We are advocating to start a milk bank and we have an interview with CTV on Thursday next week.

Anaya had a bit of a hard morning. She was phlemmy and congested. Solara just recovered from a cold. I sure hope Anaya is well by Wednesday. I can't imagine travelling with her if she's not doing well. Today I gave her vitamin C, colloidal silver, and rubbed oregano oil on her feet. I want to nip this thing in the bud.

We feel your support holding Anaya and our family up. :)


  1. P.S- you wouldn't believe how many breast milk supplements I'm taking. Herbal and prescription. Fennugreek, blessed thistle, brewers yeast, domperidone(motilium), teas, etc. Without them I'd probably have no milk at all. I just can't seem to get more than 8 ounces a day.

  2. Camara, don't feel the need to justify yourself just for the sake of a few. Those who know you have seen the exhaustion, the constant care, the love, the unconditional giving of it all that you manage each and every moment of every day and night for your family. You astound and amaze all of us. Have a safe and wonderful trip this week and thank you to all the milky mamas out there helping this family.

  3. You're doing incredibly well getting 8oz at 14 months post-delivery with just a breast pump. Tell all the rude, uninformed morons to bugger off. I had always intended to donate breast milk and was really surprised to find no milk banks in Canada; hopefully cases like Anaya's will help to highlight the need for a bank and make milk donation a standard practice.

    You are doing a wonderful job in a desperately difficult and heartbreaking situation, I just wish there was more we could do to help than a few oz of milk.


  4. Ever since I heard about Anaya's story I've been doing a bit of research on her condition. I'm sure you already know this and are already giving her this but it doesn't hurt to make a suggestion - make sure she is getting enough Vitamin B 12. It's vital to maintaining healthy myelin in the brain.

    Sending happy thoughts, prayers and love from Vancouver Island!

  5. so wonderful mothers joining together! 8oz is wonderful at 14 mos. i can only get 60z/24hrs at 4 mos post delivery.
    your starting a great awareness of the need for donation.

  6. Camara, I am glad you are able to produce some milk and it will increase! I am SO glad that you have such a great response and as has been said, don't justify yourself. You are such an amazing wonderful mum and the reason so many of us can produce so much more milk is because there are mothers who cannot and babies need it. We, as mothers are here to help each other and we are all more than willing to give you what you need. That is what Eats on Feets is for, so mothers can share milk.

    I am so passionate about this to help mothers who cannot, so anyone who is giving you a bad time has no understanding. You are doing an amazing job, Anaya is blessed to have you as her mum. She couldn't ask for better. Just remember, all the donations you are getting are from willing hearts (and breasts!). Like I said, we mums are here to help each other along and a gift of breastmilk that flows freely for so many babies deserves to be shared. I am just thrilled that you have so much milk for Anaya. She deserves it and so do you!

  7. Hi Camara,

    I just wanted to let you know that I found your blog through another Mama trying to raise awareness and donations for you, when I heard you were coming to Calgary I got pumping to up my supply and I'm so happy I'm able to donate it. Your friend Lu is coming by tomorrow.

    Another amazing thing that has come out of this is the awareness you have created throughout the entire country of our need for a milk bank. Your right there are so many babies out there that need donated milk and isn't it so sad that our great nation has only one bank. Through you I've learned about eats on feets and now that my supply is up from all the pumping I'm going to just continue to donate to that organization. So thank you for teaching me and I'm sure thousands about this.

    No one should ever have to worry about milk for their baby let alone pay for it. Your doing an amazing job in such a difficult situation.

    So all in all I just wanted to let you know - that YOU have created donations for not only your baby, but so many others in need too and that is an amazing thing to do

  8. @Basset Rescue
    There is a milk bank in Vancouver. Just wanted to let you know as you said you were surprised to learn there were none in Canada

  9. Camara, I read your article in the paper and decided to pump for you. I figured that I could just up my dosage of motilium and the milk would come... Well easier said than done. My donation will be a bit smaller than I had expected :). Our bodies are often very fickle. I love that you are advocating for a milk bank in Canada. This is such an important cause! Blessings to you and your family and especially your little one.

  10. Good Luck tomorrow. I will be thinking of you and your precious one and praying for the best outcome possible.


  11. As a donator of some milk I feel connected to you and your family... our thoughts and prayers are with you and I am glad one mom could help another!!!


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