Thursday, June 12, 2008

Mother's Milk - Liquid Gold

The birth of our daughter has given Tia something very powerful: the ability to produce breast milk. For the past 10 months we have been storing her milk in our deep freezer for Maya. However, Maya has decided that she is not too keen on drinking from a bottle which has left us with over 800 ounces of stored breast milk. That's a lot of milk shakes!

As we began to run out of room in our freezer we knew we had to do something with all of these reserves. We looked into donating Tia's milk to children in Africa or to local hospitals. Then, about 2 weeks ago we received a request from a local mom in need of breast milk for her 4-month old baby. This mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and due to her treatments she is unable to breast feed her newborn. She has expressed to the community that she wants to exclusively feed her baby breast milk and is asking anyone to donate milk that is less than 4-6 months old.

So we answered the call with over 100 ounces of milk! We felt so honored to be able to provide this family with nourishment for their newborn and to know that we have helped someone in need. Tia is going to continue to pump milk and try to provide as much as she can spare. If you are willing to donate milk and have any reserves please let us know and we will put you in contact with her to arrange pick-up.

Brad, Tia and Maya

1 comment:

Amy Grant, Stella Dot, & Lemmy said...

Good for you! I tried to donate last fall, but couldn't because "I have been to Africa." Yep. So, I'm glad to hear you were able to! Huzzah!