A mother in Missouri has donated 65 pints (eight gallons) of her breast milk to nursing mothers that survived Hurricane Harvey.
Danielle Palmer of Owensville had an excess of bottled breast milk ready to serve up to her son, Truett – but when she saw the devastation in Texas she said she knew she had to help out other mothers.
Stress can cause breastfeeding moms to stop lactating, and power outages can spoil frozen milk. Danielle Palmer’s frozen breast milk will prove vital to moms who lost their own supplies during blackouts or who lost their pumps when they were forced out of their homes by Hurrican Harvey – and to moms stressed out by the tragic events.
‘We have each-other’s backs. We take care of each other,’ Palmer told News 4 of her fellow moms.
‘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.’
Palmer’s breast milk is being driven to Texas to help moms like Gladys Dasi