By the time Ander died, I had been pumping milk for 26 days and nights. The NICU stored it for me in their giant freezers, for my baby, who would never get past cotton swabs and 1 ml drips. Fortunately, I was able to donate the milk, months ago.
Yesterday, I got the following email from the mother of twins:
“Hi Caitlin, I wanted to send you a message to say than you again for your amazing donation. Thanks in part to your donation we have met our goal of nursing and donor milk only for 1 year and are now exceeding reaching 13 months. We are so grateful for your help and have made a donation to March of Dimes in honor of your sweet Ander and are praying that you are well. Thinking of you, L”