Most Breastmilk Donated Guinness World Records award given to Alicia Richman of TexasBy Angel Cuala on Oct 27, 2012 in Amazing, Lifestyle, Parenting, United States, World •
Alicia Richman, of Grandbury, Texas, was recently awarded by the Guinness World Records for her record of the most breastmilk donated, which went to Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas (MMBNT), a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 that aims to collect breastmilk donation for critically ill and premature babies.
Alicia Richman of Texas, showing her
Guinness World Records award for the
‘Most Breastmilk Donated’ record
Image Credit: TexasMilkBank.org/
Guinness World Records
As noted by TexasMilkBank.org on its press release on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Alicia Richman has donated 11,115 ounces (around 86.8 gallons) of her breastmilk from June 9, 2011 to March 28, 2012. She was awarded last month by the Guinness World Records for the most breastmilk donated, surpassing the earlier record of another American woman by more than 3,000 ounces.
According to the report, Richman, 28, who gave birth to her first son in March 2011, said she realized she had more than enough to feed her son when he was already 10 months old. Her two freezers were full of pumped breastmilk in plastic bags and bottles, and she has to decide on what to do with the excess milk.
“I was so blessed to have more milk than I needed. I pumped at work, on vacations, in the car. And I never had to buy formula. I started searching the Internet to find out what I could do with these freezers full of milk, and that’s when I learned about the Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas.” Richman was quoted in the report.
“Alicia‘s generous gift of human milk has fed hundreds, and more likely, thousands of premature babies across the United States. Three ounces of donor human milk could be as much as nine feedings for a premature baby.” Amy Vickers, executive director of the Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas, said.
“We know that she’s changed lives all over Texas and beyond, and we are proud to see her earn this recognition from Guinness World Records.” Vickers added, with Richman noting that she still plans to donate her extra breastmilk when she gives birth again, and will try to break her own record.
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