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New Mom Breaks Guinness World Record for Donating Breast Milk

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A Texas mom has broken the Guinness World Record for “Most Breast Milk Donated.” Alicia Richman of Granbury Texas donated a whopping 11,115 ounces (almost 87 gallons) of breast milk to charity after she began producing significantly more milk than her son needed.

The 28-year-old mom told reporters that she began storing and freezing the excess milk after she gave birth to her son in March and decided to donate it to charity after she filled two freezers with it.

Amy Vickers, executive director for the Milk Bank, says Richman’s donations have fed “hundreds and more likely thousands of premature babies across the United States.” According to Vickers, just three ounces of milk is enough to feed a premature infant nine times.

Alicia says that she decided to go for the record to help raise awareness for the cause and help encourage other moms to donate as well.

“I encourage everyone to beat me,” she said of her current title, adding that she’s planning to beat her own record when she has a second baby.

The new mom says she’s grateful that she’s had the opportunity to help so many infants. “I’m so thankful that I’m able to help not only my own baby, Drake, but all of the little babies who need it and are sick,” she said. “It really feels amazing and I’m so thankful that I’m able to do it.”

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Source: New York Daily News

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