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A Mom Donated 1040 Ounces Of Spare Breast Milk To Harvey Victims In Need


People all over Texas are recovering from the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Of course, among the 300,000+ victims that got hit, many of them were young mothers with very young children that needed breastfeeding.

Donations and help is being sent to Texas from everywhere and in pretty much every area of need, but young mother Danielle Palmer took it a step further.

On September 2, she posted a picture of her and her son Truett, writing that she delivered 1040 fl oz (30 l) of breast milk to mothers in need.


Source: Facebook | Danielle M. Palmer

An organization called Guiding Star, based off in Missouri asked Danielle would be willing to donate some of her breast milk, due to some mothers losing frozen backup milk or not being able to generate their own due to a build up of stress, and Danielle kindly agreed. Respect!


Source: Facebook | Danielle M. Palmer

The incredible amount is due to her baby boy, Truett, who has been unable to take Danielle’s milk.

Her son’s early nutrition (well, most of it) came from IV, as he was born with a congenital heart defect, which led Danielle to freeze the milk with hopes that it can be used for the future.

“We have each other’s backs,” Danielle told KMOV, “We take care of each other. Breastfeeding is hard. Whether you’re pumping or feeding or however it may be, it’s hard. And we are like momma bears. We protect one another.”


Source: Facebook | Danielle M. Palmer

Before you get your itchy keyboard fingers to start firing on all cylinders, hold on. This is a common practice between mothers, in case one has problems with generating breast milk, and on top of that, it’s also 100% legal.

It should also be taken into consideration that by donating so much milk, Danielle saved a [unspecified, but] high amount of lives.


Source: Facebook | Danielle M. Palmer

The milk, along with donations from other moms, is on its way to Dallas, where it will be distributed to those most in need.


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