Missouri mom donates over 1,000 ounces of ‘liquid gold’ to Hurricane Harvey victims Missouri mom donates over 1,000 ounces of ‘liquid gold’ to Hurricane Harvey victims
After watching the horror of Hurricane Harvey unfolding on television, a mom in Missouri decided on doing something to help the survivors—donate breast milk. Danielle... Missouri mom donates over 1,000 ounces of ‘liquid gold’ to Hurricane Harvey victims

After watching the horror of Hurricane Harvey unfolding on television, a mom in Missouri decided on doing something to help the survivors—donate breast milk.

Danielle Palmer, a mother of three, was feeling pretty emotional after seeing the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, and said: “I can’t imagine being in a situation where you’re losing everything and just the fear of all of that. All I could do was sit and pray for the moms and dads and kids. Beauty can come from this. It won’t be bad forever,” she told News 4.

Palmer was then approached by her son’s speech therapist to donate her breast milk through Guiding Star Missouri, to help the survivors. “We gave 1,040 ounces and we figured that up, if a normal baby gets three ounces, that’s 346 feedings,” she said.

Palmer’s generous donation of “liquid gold” totaled 1,040 ounces, which is about 8 gallons (approx. 31 liters).

Her surplus breast milk was due to her youngest son’s congenital heart defect. “Truett has a congenital heart defect along with other underlying anomalies. For a big chunk of his life, he was unable to take my milk. Most of his nutrition came through IV,” Palmer said.

Palmer’s milk supply will be given to moms whose pumps were lost due to the flood, those who lost their frozen supply when the electricity was out, and those who are stressed. “With breast feeding, stress plays a big role in your supply. If you become stressed, your supply will drop,” Palmer explained.

Speaking of her heartwarming act, Palmer said: “We have each other’s backs. We take care of each other. Breastfeeding is hard. Whether you’re pumping or feeding or however it may be, it’s hard. And we are like momma bears. We protect one another.”

“With Truett’s heart defect, I don’t take that lightly but I also know I’m grateful for the situation God placed us in. It’s given us the opportunity to do other things, I mean had we not been in this situation, we wouldn’t be able to share some of our love with the babies in Houston,” she said.

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  • keyilah

    2017-09-06 #1 Author

    This is sad i wish nothing but the best

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  • Shinteria Holman

    2017-09-06 #2 Author

    Glad those babies will have some healthy too drink and glad she came up with and idea good as this one to help out the babies that might not have no formula to drink during this tough time in Texas

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  • Teresa Grace

    2017-09-06 #3 Author

    good woman!

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  • Robyn

    2017-09-06 #4 Author

    Omg! This is the most beautiful thing anyone could do! Prayers for your baby!

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  • Enwegbara Chidimma

    2017-09-06 #5 Author

    milk industry

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  • Elizabeth Cooper

    2017-09-06 #6 Author

    Awesome!!

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  • Chi Ursile

    2017-09-06 #7 Author

    GOD BLESS YOUR KIND HEART
    MAY HE ALSO BLESS AND KEEP YOUR FAMILY

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  • Sharon Edema

    2017-09-06 #8 Author

    Her own milk, to other kids? How

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  • Kiara

    2017-09-06 #10 Author

    I am glad the babies are okay and she did a good thing of thinking of that idea praying for Texas

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  • Obiatuegwu Chika Uchenna Beckie

    2017-09-07 #11 Author

    This one is cowbell o… Our milk!!

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  • Goldie Davis

    2017-09-07 #12 Author

    Amen

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  • Marguelita Felix

    2017-09-07 #13 Author

    Cute bb

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  • Katie Jayne

    2017-09-07 #14 Author

    I’m so happy there are good people in the world

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  • krissy himel

    2017-09-07 #15 Author

    so sweet. prayers going up to everyone involved 🤞🏼

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  • Arny de pedro

    2017-09-07 #16 Author

    Many babies will be feed by her gesture

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  • Mary Jaine

    2017-09-07 #17 Author

    What a great mom! I salute you. God bless your family.

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  • Churon Santiago

    2017-09-07 #18 Author

    That was very nice of her to do that. Now all the babies will have some healthy milk for their bodies…

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  • rodelyn aquiles

    2017-09-08 #19 Author

    Good job mommy❤💋your one of a kind, you are blessed with much breastmilk, helping those babies drink healthy milk. Godbless mommy and to your family. 👏👏

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    • rodelyn aquiles

      2017-09-08 #20 Author

      Good job mommy❤💋your one of a kind, you are blessed with much breastmilk, helping those babies drink healthy milk. Godbless mommy and to your family. 👏👏

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  • Raven

    2017-09-08 #21 Author

    Love this ❤️ This is awesome! Need more people like this ❤️

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