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Mum Donates 1,000 Pints Of Breastmilk To Help Other Women Feed Their Babies

Mum Donates 1,000 Pints Of Breastmilk To Help Other Women Feed Their Babies

A mum with hyperlactation syndrome has donated nearly 1,000 pints of breastmilk to help other women feed their babies.

Tabitha Frost, from Carlsbad in California, discovered that she produces three times more milk than the average woman, following the birth of her second child.

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Now, the mum-of-three pumps every three hours and devotes four hours a day to give to local families to feed premature or poorly babies, or those who are allergic to formula.

Tabitha said: "I recently donated milk to a pair of twins who were born prematurely. They have a condition that requires them to be fed through feeding tubes.

"My routine doesn't stop whether I'm on vacation, I'm not feeling well, or if I'm lacking in sleep. I'm always doing it.

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Credit: SWNS
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"I'll pump wherever I am. I've pumped at concerts, I've pumped at baseball games. I pump in the car, I pump at museums.

"You name it, I've pumped there. I don't let life get in the way."

Tabitha, who worked as a preschool teacher and a nanny before welcoming her eldest child Jaxon, four, donates through a company called Prolacta.

Those who receive the milk range from prematurely born babies in need of vital nutrients to tots who are unable to digest bottle formula.

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Credit: SWNS

It can save the lives of children whose mothers struggle to sufficiently produce milk to nourish their little ones.

Pumping the milk is a full-time job, as Tabitha's milk reserves require emptying every three hours. Once it is pumped into sterilised containers, it is then frozen to preserve it for donation.

The generous mum said her routine can sometimes disrupt date night with her property developer husband Nick, 35.

Even Tabitha's youngest, baby Cleo, has noticed her devotion to pumping milk.

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Credit: SWNS

She said: "Sometimes they can get antsy or frustrated when it takes up all of my attention, but for the most part they understand that it's part of my everyday routine.

"Cleo definitely gives me a look when she sees me pumping as though to say 'Hey, that's my milk!'

"However, she still gets fed plenty. She's a very chunky baby.

"It's definitely a lot of work, but it's very rewarding.

"I don't see myself stopping anytime soon."

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Topics: Life, Breastfeeding, Life News, Real, Parenting

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on emma.rosemurgey@pretty52.com

 

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