Apparently there's a world record for the most breast milk donated, who knew?
Anyway, the winner of that record is Alicia Richman,who donated… are you ready for this… 87 GALLONS. Between June 2011 and March 2012, Texas was flowing with breast milk from the 28 year old mom, who donated 11,115 ounces of breast milk.
Let's put that in a third way for you: 694 POUNDS of breast milk.
She began pumping and storing her milk after her son was born in March 2011, and quickly realized she was producing much more than her son could eat — a feat that would have some moms who struggle with breast milk production very jealous. So when two freezers couldn't hold any more milk, she contacted the Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas, an nonprofit that collects breast milk donations for critically ill and premature infants in need.
Here's what they said about the donations and how they've fed:
"hundreds, and more likely, thousands of premature babies across the United States."
A lot of moms probably don't even know this kind of program exists, even though it's sorely needed. That's why Alicia contacted Guinness about it:
"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. It really feels amazing and I'm so thankful that I'm able to do it."
Yolo — you might as well help others while you're at it! Plus, we bet baby Drizzy doesn't mind!
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