Alicia Richman Recognized For Donating More Breastmilk Than Any Other Woman
By Jessica Rawden 2012-10-28 21:10:59
In many ways, Alicia Richman is your average mother, a woman who breastfeeds and enjoys spending time with her 19-month-old son. However, in September Richman received a more particular laud when the Guinness Book of World Records recognized her as having donated more breastmilk than any other woman on Earth. Not only did she beat the record, she beat the record by almost 3,000 ounces.
Richman donated 11, 115 ounces of breastmilk to the Mothers Milk Bank of North Texas between the summer of 2011 and the spring of 2012. According to the PRWeb, the mother was told she was reaching the point of being one of the Milk Bank’s highest donors after she hit 7,000 ounces. Just a few months later, she hit the 11, 115 ounce—or 86.8 gallon mark.
It may seem a little ridiculous to think a mother could pump out that much excess breastmilk—remember, she was feeding her own child at the same time—but Richman told News 8 she just had plenty of mental fortitude, as well as an overabundance of milk.
“I was so blessed to have more milk than I needed. I pumped at work, on vacations, in the car. And I never had to buy formula.”
There is definitely a little bit of a competitive angle for Ms. Richman, as well. The mother says when she has baby number 2, she plans to beat her own Guinness World Record. Overall, she’s just a unique mother who wanted to share her milk with premature babies all over the state of Texas. There’s certainly worse things to compete over.