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    Milk Bank?

    Hi all!

    My husband and I will be in Aruba next month for a week and we are not bringing the baby. I am still nursing, so I will need to pump while I'm there. I do not want to deal with bringing the milk home, and I can't stand the thought of dumping it. Is there a milk bank on the island or something similar?

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    i will ask 2 aruban women that i know, both with very young kids and get back to you!

    could you private message me your email.
    Quote Originally Posted by MonBonPSU View Post
    Hi all!

    My husband and I will be in Aruba next month for a week and we are not bringing the baby. I am still nursing, so I will need to pump while I'm there. I do not want to deal with bringing the milk home, and I can't stand the thought of dumping it. Is there a milk bank on the island or something similar?

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    the answer sadly is no.

    here is the reply that i got from my friend

    "Good day Andrea. We do not have a milk bank on Aruba. I got the info from Minouche Lopez, breastfeeding specialist."


    Quote Originally Posted by MonBonPSU View Post
    Hi all!

    My husband and I will be in Aruba next month for a week and we are not bringing the baby. I am still nursing, so I will need to pump while I'm there. I do not want to deal with bringing the milk home, and I can't stand the thought of dumping it. Is there a milk bank on the island or something similar?

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    Bring freezer bags & a soft sided cooler
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Thank you all for the info. Looks like I'll be bringing a cooler. Gotta do some research on how that works.

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    make sure that when you bring the milk home, it is packed frozen rock solid, wrap in newspaper, add to cooler and pack tightley with ice or ice palcks and add to CHECKED luggage.
    normally one can bring breast milk (frozen or otherwise) as carry on.....however Aruba airport security will not allow as carry on, i am sure if there is no baby in sight.

    i hate to know that you have gone to all of this trouble to pump, freeze and bring........may be more trouble than its worth.
    pumping and dumping might be the best (easiest) option.

    Quote Originally Posted by MonBonPSU View Post
    Thank you all for the info. Looks like I'll be bringing a cooler. Gotta do some research on how that works.

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