Jennifer Coias lives in Brazil. On September 15, 2011 she gave birth to her beautiful, still baby boy, Jude Mateo Coias via HVBAC (home vaginal birth after cesarean). Her son had passed away two weeks prior in utero.
Jen writes of this experience:
Jennifer has decided to pump her milk, Jude’s milk, and donate it to babies in need in Brazil through a milk bank. So far, she’s donated several times, and continues to pump about 7-8 times a day to continue lactation in order to help other babies.
In the first few weeks of pumping, her old Medela pump was not functioning well at all. Jennifer had to attach the faceplate with a bungee cord just for it to work. The above picture shows milk pumped that way, with the low-power pump. Thankfully, she recently received a new pump, shields, and bags from a mother in the USA who was traveling to Brasilia and hand-delivered the items to her. She now donates to two human milk banks in Brasilia.
If you would like to send her breastmilk bags directly, or other small, non-fragile items, here is her address (keep in mind it could take several weeks to reach her):
Jennifer & Miguel Coias
Unit 7500, Box 1381
DPO, AA 34030-1381
There is a Facebook page dedicated to her and her family, titled Love & Light for Jennifer Coias & Family. Please visit it and see if you can help Jennifer. Her family has had to spend thousands of dollars in unexpected funeral expenses. If you can help her, here is a direct link that will take you to a donation page for Jennifer Coias. Thank you.
World Milksharing Week: http://www.worldmilksharingweek.org/
Find a breastmilk donor/recipient: Human Milk 4 Human Babies (HM4HB)