Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Mother donates 17, 503oz of breast milk to Hospital after losing Son

An Omaha mom, Demi Frandsen has donated 17,503 oz., or 131 gallons, of breast milk to her local hospital in honor of her late son, who passed away at just 10 months old. Frandsen spent months at the NICU at the Children's Hospital and Medical Center after her son Leo was born two months early, and with gastroschisis. 

"There was no skin to pull over his exposed organs.  It was kind of a new case they had not seen before." Frandsen explains to ABC 6.

Leo died on Oct. 22, and Frandsen and her family are working on coming to terms with his death.  However, Frandsen wanted to give back to the hospital that took care of her son for his entire life, so even before he died she started donating all the milk he couldn't drink. And she kept going after he died, waking up every three hours to pump out bottles of milk. 

"My final donation was 17,503 ounces, which is 131 gallons," she says. "So, a dairy aisle, basically."

Now Frandsen's breast milk can go to babies developing in the NICU, just like Leo.

Source: ABC 6

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