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Texas woman holds Guinness record for most breast milk donated
Alicia Richman donated more than 11,000 ounces of breast milk between June 2011 and March 2012.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 4:11 PM
Photo: Snapshot from video
A woman from Granbury, Texas, has earned herself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Not by being the fastest or the shortest or for tapping out the most dancing taps in one minute
. No, this new mother now holds the record for the most breast milk donated.
Alicia Richman donated more than 11,000 ounces of breast milk between June 2011 and March 2012. That's roughly the equivalent to 86 gallons of breast milk. At one point, the Granbury mom says she had filled two freezers with milk and decided she needed to put it to good use.
Richman donated her milk to The Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas
, a nonprofit organization that provides donor breast milk to premature and critically ill babies. Richman's own baby is now 19 months old, so she is no longer donating (the milk bank only takes milk from moms with babies less than 1 year old), but she is using her status to raise awareness for breast milk donation and to encourage other new moms to beat her record.
But she has a warning to any potential challengers: she fully intends to break her own record when she has her second child.
Check out this clip about Richman and her world record donation below:
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