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Neil Patrick Harris Buys Breastmilk For His Daughter — But It Isn't Easy!

Thu, December 16, 2010 2:30pm EDT by Add first Comment

Getty ImagesSince Neil obviously can’t provide the breastmilk for his daughter — although he tried! — he spends a fortune to get it shipped from San Jose!

Neil Patrick Harris and his partner, David Burtka, welcomed their twins Harper and Gideon via surrogate two months ago, but due to Harper’s gastrointestinal problems, the couple have to get breastmilk shipped in specially for their daughter. “We just switched Harper… Our daughter was really fussy, she was just always in a state of anguish, so we switched her formulas a few times,” he explained on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. “And now we’re having to have breastmilk brought in.”

Neil says being a father wasn’t what he expected!

Although Neil joked that he “tried for two months” to pump his own milk, the process of getting this breastmilk has been extremely frustrating. “You have to have breastmilk shipped in,” he explains. “If anyone is pumping, extra milk has to go to San Jose and then get pasteurized and then come back to you. I think it’s a racket!” Neil says that even if his neighbor wanted to donate milk, they would have to send it out first! “If someone’s in Santa Monica, down the street, and wants to provide milk, it has to go on a plane to San Jose,” Neil says about the system, adding, “And they charge a fortune, it costs more for breastmilk than sushi!”

Maybe Neil should have called Jenna Elfman! She donated her frozen breastmilk and saved a baby’s life! Call her up, NPH!

–Leigh Blickley

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