Woman with syndrome of giperestezii donated 2.5 tons of breast milkPictolic
Elizabeth Anderson-Sierra donated more than 2,400 gallons of breast milk to help other parents feed their children. A mother of two children from Oregon expressing milk for 5 hours a day due to the syndrome of hyperlactatemia her Breasts produces 10 times more milk than the breast of a normal woman.
Elizabeth hyperlactation syndrome, which makes her "superpositioned breast milk". Her body produces almost 7 liters of breast milk per day, while her 6-month-old daughter Sophia after a total of about 600 ml. So Elizabeth sacrifices a surplus of mothers, the body which cannot produce enough milk, as well as gay couples and the California "milk Bank" that provides the nutrition of preterm infants.
Donor milk is carefully Packed, marked and stored in four huge refrigerators in the house, where Elizabeth lives with her 52-year-old husband David Sierra and two daughters. The woman says that has helped feed thousands of babies, donating more than 2,400 liters of milk.
If you have questions, how secure is the donation of breast milk, it is worth considering that the precious liquid is carefully selected. "Doctors are strictly checked the milk on drugs, bacteria, whatever," explains Elizabeth.
The woman recalls, "I realized that I have hyperlactation, even during the first pregnancy, but when my second daughter was born, milk was produced more. Now Sofia for six months and I pump my milk 5 times a day — morning when you Wake up, after Breakfast, after lunch, after dinner and again at midnight. In total I spend about five hours a day just pumping milk from the breast. But with packaging, labeling, sterilization and the like I spend all 8-10 hours."
"Pumping is not fun, it discomfort, but it is my labor of love. I work in this field without weekends for the past two and a half years. This is more than a full day. I don't discriminate against... — I donate to gay couples and mothers who are on treatment or who had your breast removed due to breast cancer. It's an amazing feeling. Breast milk is like liquid gold — it in no event it is impossible to throw away. And it is always a great need".
About half of the milk taken from Elizabeth's right at home for parents living in her neighborhood, who are often willing to reward a female donor for her efforts. The rest a young mom in California donates milk Bank, Prolacta Bioscience, which pays her $ 1 for every contribution, partially offsetting the cost of her time.
But Elizabeth insists that does not make a profit from their "labour of love". After all, the mother of two children, which encourages others to follow suit, spending all the money on equipment, storage and accessories needed to continue to pump and donate milk.
Elizabeth believes that its activities will be a great life lesson for the 6-month-old daughter Sophia, which she now breastfeeds, "I'll tell her that taught her to share from the first day, says Elizabeth. — Because she shared the milk of moms with hundreds of other babies."