California Mom Donates Nearly 1,000 Pints of Breast Milk to Help Other Mothers
A California mother with a medical condition that causes her to produce copious amounts of breast milk has given away nearly 1,000 pints to moms who have trouble feeding their babies.
Tabitha Frost, 29, has hyperlactation syndrome, a rare occurrence that results in over three times more breast milk than normal.
The mother of three has to pump every three hours, a duty she likens to a full-time job.
“My routine doesn’t stop whether I’m on vacation, I’m not feeling well, or if I’m lacking in sleep,” Frost said. “I’m always doing it.”
Her excess milk production kicked in after the birth of her second child, Adelaide, who is now 2. A nurse was blown away.
“She had never seen so much milk before,” Tabitha recounted.
She now has an 8-month-old, Cleo, who drinks about 25 ounces a day. Frost donates the rest to local families with premature babies or infants allergic to formula.
She also does it wherever she happens to find herself.
“I’ll pump wherever I am,” she said. “I’ve pumped at concerts, I’ve pumped at baseball games. I pump in the car, I pump in museums. You name it — I’ve pumped there.”
She seals the milk in plastic pouches and then freezes them.
“It’s definitely a lot of work, but it’s very rewarding,” she said. “I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon.”
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