Wis. mom donates 29 gallons of breast milk

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
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RHINELANDER, Wis. -- A Wisconsin woman has donated almost 29 gallons of breast milk to a group that supplies it to babies in need.

The milk bank provides donated breast milk to women and newborns around the country.

Their Northwoods Donation Center recently hit the mother-lode, so to speak.

Local mom Amy Bormann decided to become a donor. After she was approved, she cleaned out her freezer and brought several coolers packed with frozen breast milk to the center.

"I, with my second child, was blessed with a very abundant supply of milk. By the time he was about six months old, I had two entire deep freezers packed full of milk. I wasn't ready to give up on our breast-feeding journey quite yet, so I had to do something with that extra milk," Bormann said.

Doctors say breast milk is excellent for premature or sick babies.

All the breast milk from that particular donation center ends up at Wausau Aspirus Hospital, where it is given to patients in the neonatal intensive care unit.