Mom donates 600 gallons of breast milk, diagnosed with hyper lactation

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Mom Donates 600 Gallons Of Breast Milk, Diagnosed With Hyper Lactation

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Elisabeth Anderson-Sierra was diagnosed with a medical condition, but instead of considering it a road block, she used it to help others.

Anderson-Sierra was diagnosed with hyper lactation syndrome. Her body produced extra breast milk. So much extra, that she donated more than 78,000 ounces of milk by mid-2017. That's more than 600 gallons, People reported.

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Her daughter, who was 6 months old at the time, drank about 20-28 ounces a day, but Anderson-Sierra’s body produced 225 ounces daily.

She donated the extra to milk banks, which was then sent across the country to help families who couldn’t breastfeed still get the benefits of breast milk.

After her first daughter was born, she donated to local moms, but after her second daughter was born, she expanded her donation circle to the rest of the country.

Anderson-Sierra spent four to five hours a day last year pumping, People reported.