Alicia Richman: 86 Gallons of Breast Milk and One World Record
We always see commercials urging folks to give blood, but there are other precious bodily fluids that can be expelled and given away to strangers in need, and certainly breast milk ranks highly on that list. And thanks to Alicia Richman of Granbury, there are 86 more gallons of boob-juice in the Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas.
Thanks to one mom, babies in North Texas won't be going hungry for a while.
Richman set a Guinness World Record for her feat, but she apparently wasn't even gunning for such recognition -- it just turned out that, from June 2011 to March 2012, she had accumulated two freezers' worth of nipple nectar. Specifically, 11,115 ounces of the stuff.
According to the news report, "She realized she had more than enough to feed her child and didn't want it to go to waste."
Richman told News 8 that "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."
Cool it with the fake humility, Richman. We're onto your game. If you really weren't in it for the glory, you'd have donated the mammary magnesia anonymously. You don't see Hair Balls calling a press conference every time we donate our secretions, do you? Okay, fine, technically, it's not a donation because we get paid, but it's a heckuva lot more than 86 gallons. And that was just last week.
But still, we are impressed by this benchmark, and we hope it encourages others out there to bust out their bust-pumps and shatter Richman's record. Godspeed.