Granbury mom sets world record for breast milk donation

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Posted on October 24, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 24 at 7:32 PM

GRANBURY -- A North Texas woman was recognized for setting a Guinness World Record for a breast milk donation.

Alicia Richman donated 11,115 ounces (or 86 gallons) of breast milk to the Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas, a nonprofit human milk bank that provides donor breast milk to neonatal intensive care units to feed premature and critically ill babies.

"It really felt good to be involved with [The Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas,] and I definitely wanted to be a part of their family," Richman told News 8 in a Skype interview Wednesday.

According to a news release, Richman had two full freezers of breast milk saved from June 2011 to March 2012 when she realized she had more than enough to feed her child and didn't want it to go to waste.

"I'm so thankful that I'm able to help not only my own baby, Drake, but all of the little babies who need it and are sick," Richman said. "It really feels amazing and I'm so thankful that I'm able to do it."

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