Many of our readers may not realize that breastfeeding isn’t always the easiest task. Some babies don’t latch, some mothers can’t breastfeed for different reasons, and some moms have a hard time working and pumping, which leads to a lack of milk supply.
Thankfully there are some amazing mom’s in this world who have an oversupply of milk and they are willing to help.
After giving birth to a healthy baby girl, Ashley Clifford decided to share her supply.
“When I found out I was pregnant with this baby, my DREAM was to not only be able to breastfeed her, but to be able to donate milk as well,” she explains.
This picture was taken after he prepared to donate 295 ounces of extra milk she pumped for donation.
This photo means so much to me. When I found out I was pregnant with this baby, my DREAM was to not only be able to breastfeed her, but to be able to donate milk as well. Let me be clear about one thing though, I believe FED is best. I tried to nurse David, but after a month of him barely gaining anything, I started supplementing an eventually went straight to formula with him. And he's thriving! This picture represents many sleepless nights, especially from the first couple weeks, 295 ounces of extra milk, five blocked ducts, and a 17.5 lb healthy, growing baby girl. Today I'm donating about 200 ounces for the first time and the feeling I'm having is hard to explain. It's a mix of excitement and love but at the same time, I'm having some reservations, only because nursing and pumping is HARD! I feel kind of protective of this haha BUT that isn't going to stop me from giving some of this away💕