Danielle Palmer of Owensville, Missouri, had an excess in frozen storage because her six-month-old son Truett’s complex congenital heart defect prevented him from consuming her milk.
Palmer told ABC News, “Truett has had eight surgeries, and over time my [freezer] stash … continued to build.”
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Palmer, 31, found out about milk sharing though her son’s speech therapist, Nicole Edwin, the president of the nonprofit Guiding Star Mid-Missouri.
Edwin and midwife Terina Knarr loaded up the nearly 8 gallons of fully frozen breast milk in a deep freezer loaded with special ice and drove it themselves to Texas, Palmer said.
“Once there the milk was given out to mothers and babies as needed.”