Danielle Palmer of Owensville, Missouri has decided to help out hundreds of Texas babies by donating 65 pints of her breast milk to survivors of Hurricane Harvey. Palmer had an excess of bottled breast milk stored for her son, Truett, but decided to help out other mothers who survived the natural disaster and are currently displaced until the flood water goes down.
‘We have each-other’s backs. We take care of each other, breastfeeding is hard. Whether you’re pumping or feeding or however it may be, it’s hard. And we are like momma bears. We protect one another,’ Palmer said to News 4.
Her son Truett was born with a congenital heart problem, among other difficulties and has had to take most of his nutrition by IV, which led to Palmer’s storing up milk.
‘With Truett’s heart defect, I don’t take that lightly but I also know I’m grateful for the situation God placed us in. It’s given us the opportunity to do other things, I mean had we not been in this situation, we wouldn’t be able to share some of our love with the babies in Houston,” she said.
The frozen milk will be distributed to those who need it, after it’s rigorously tested to ensure it’s safe, especially to moms who lost their own supplies during blackouts, those lost their pumps when they were forced out of their homes and those who are stressed out.