I think we should all congratulate Alicia Richman of Granbury, Texas on her extraordinary mammary glands. The 28-year-old mother is the new Guinness World Record holder for the “Most Breast Milk Donated.” Since giving birth to her son Drake last March, she has donated about 86 gallons of excess breast milk to the Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas, which helps premies and sick babies.
“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 … It really feels amazing and I’m so thankful that I’m able to do it,” said Richman, who wants to raise awareness about milk bank donation.
That’s wonderful and I’m happy for the sick babies who are getting fed, but I’m still trying to process the thought of 87 gallons of milk coming out of this woman. That doesn’t include what she fed to her son. That is A LOT of milk. [Huffington Post]
Tamara Mowery recently had a baby. Tia Mowery, her twin sister, decided to taste her breast milk. Now, I suspect there are going to be a lot of “ewwww, grossssss” responses to this video, because we’re talking about tit juice produced by one sister and consumed by another, but I happen to think having the opportunity to taste breast milk is something a person can’t and shouldn’t pass up. I tasted my friend’s breast milk and I have to disagree with Tia’s assessment that it tastes like “a chai latte without the chai.” That is far too distinct a flavor. Breast milk tastes much closer to almond milk. “Sweet and watery,” as my friend described. Yum!
As part of an ongoing blog experiment, Curtis challenged himself to eat or drink nothing but his wife Katie’s excess breast milk for as many days as possible and write about his findings. And why is their fridge (pictured above) stocked with a lifetime supply of baby nectar, you ask? Well, Katie likes to pump, save, and donate to milk banks after she births a child. There have been three to be precise. Wait, there are milk banks? Anyhow, her donation was rejected. And now, because she is too personally attached to the milk to throw it away, Curtis has a lot to drink. His experiment must not have gone so well because his blog, Don’t Have A Cow, Man, has already been removed. Too bad. I was really looking forward to reading it. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
Stephanie Robinette, a teacher in Delaware, has been charged with resisting arrest and assaulting police officers. But it’s the weapon she used that is highly unusual. On Saturday night, Robinette attended a wedding where she had too much to drink. After hitting her husband several times, she darted for their car and locked herself inside. When police officers arrived and tried to get her out of the car, she told them that she was a breastfeeding mom. At that point, she unleashed one of the girls from her dress and bra and began spraying the officers with breast milk. She was arrested on the spot. Though she did apologize for the incident saying, “I have no criminal record; I take these charges very seriously and I absolutely intend to seek help for substance abuse with alcohol because alcoholism does run in my family,” she plans to plead not guilty. Though I guess technically, it’s assault with a life-giving weapon rather than a deadly one? [10TV, Newser] Keep reading »
Common knowledge says that men can’t breastfeed. But … can they? In a kind of awesome article over at Slate.com, writer Michael Thomsen decided to see if he—a 33-year-old male—could lactate after reading that Charles Darwin said it was possible for men to produce milk and looking up a Bible verse (Numbers 11:12, which reads, “Carry them in your bosom, as a nursing father bears the sucking child”) implying that men breastfeeding was once common. Keep reading »
I, too, await the cyborg overlords who will colonize the Earth, imprison us all, and incubate alien babies in our fertile wombs.
But what I cannot wrap my head around? China claims to have genetically modified cows to produce human breast milk. Yes, a “moo moo moo” cow producing milk for a “wah wah wah” human baby.
Whoa. Keep reading »