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July 07th 2014:It’s In the Bank: Mother’s Milk for More Babies

“Guinness Book of World Records” may seem like a funny sort of place to find the words “breast milk,” but the recordkeeping organization recently drew attention to babies’ need for donor milk when it recognized a U.S. mother for “donating the most breast milk ever.” Amelia Boomker, Java developer and mother of four, was recognized for pumping and donating nearly 483 liters of breast milk to the Indiana Mother’s Milk Bank between 2008 and 2013! Still, many women do not know that breast milk banks exist, and far too much breast milk ends up being discarded each year. Why should mothers contribut

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Amelia Boomker

Born and raised in Chicago, Amelia was breastfed; her mother also donated to a local milk bank. During a bad illness at age 1, Amelia was a recipient of donor milk. She learned early in school and sports never to give up even when the challenges are large, and she credits this sense of determination in helping her to pump and donate milk for babies in need. Amelia met her husband at Valparaiso University, and the two married shortly after graduation. The couple has four boys together. Danny was born in 2005 with a severe complex heart defect, hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He has undergone several surgeries and was unable to breastfeed. So that he could receive her milk, Amelia began pumpi
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2248/born-to-be-breastfed 16/12/2017 03:00 16/12/2017 04:00 Born to be Breastfed https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2248/born-to-be-breastfed “Guinness Book of World Records” may seem like a funny sort of place to find the words “breast milk,” but the recordkeeping organization recently drew attention to babies’ need for donor milk when it recognized a U.S. mother for “donating the most breast milk ever.” Amelia Boomker, Java developer and mother of four, was recognized for pumping and donating nearly 483 liters of breast milk to the Indiana Mother’s Milk Bank between 2008 and 2013! Still, many women do not know that breast milk banks exist, and far too much breast milk ends up being discarded each year. Why should mothers contribute pumped breast milk to milk banks? What is the process for donating? Who receives the milk? What should mothers look for in a milk bank? Find out all about milk banking as Marie discusses the topic with world’s record holding milk donor Amelia Boomker and president of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA), Kim Updegrove. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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