Anyone Needs Breast Milk? Rare Condition Makes It Possible For A Mom Donate Over 117 Gallons Of Her Own Milk
Some breastfeeding mothers suffer from hyperlactation – a rare condition where milk comes in a surpluss and very rapidly. Usually, babies can't handle too much milk, or even latch on properly, so women have to store or get rid of it.
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But too much milk isn't necessarily a bad thing. One mom found a great way to dispose of her surpluss and help her community.
Mega mom donating breast milk
Tabitha Frost noticed she was producing too much milk after her second child was born. Nurse pointed it out and Tabitha's life hasn't been the same since.
Mother of three realized she can help other people by sharing her breast milk. As she told Good Morning America:
I'm happy to help. I do know of certain people who have had their babies prematurely and their milk hasn't come in yet. I see this as my way of being able to serve my community.
In over 2 years, Tabitha donated more than 117 gallons of breast milk, and it had been quite a challenge.
Frost had to pump everywhere, so she got used to do it in public spaces. She has a station in her bedroom, pump in her car, and sometimes even has to do it during a romantic dinner with her husband.
But it's all for a good cause.
Tabitha says that if she and her husband decide to have another baby, she'll continue donating, because it's very rewarding.
Benefits of breast milk
Breast milk is a perfect nutrition for babies. According to WebMD, it has everything a baby needs to grow healthy and strong.
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Many believe that breastfeeding helps to lower chances of certain illnesses, such as asthma and allergies.
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But of course breastfeeding is a choice, and every woman chooses what's best for their baby.