Chrissy Teigen recently lamented that she produces so little breast milk that she has to save every drop of spilled breast milk she can.
Perhaps Chrissy should get in touch with Tabitha Frost, who produces such an abundance of breast milk that she’s giving it away. The California mom has hyperlactation syndrome, which means that she produces about three times as much breast milk as the average mother.
She creates more breast milk than her three children have been able to consume. Since 2016, when she was nursing her second child, she has donated a total of 15,000 ounces of milk.
Tabitha says that she pumps every three hours and considers it a full-time job.
If she skips a session, she gets a clogged duct or mastitis. She starts pumping at 2:30 a.m. and says, “My routine doesn’t stop whether I’m on vacation, I’m not feeling well, or if I’m lacking in sleep. I’m always doing it.”
“I’ll pump wherever I am,” she adds. “I’ve pumped at concerts, I’ve pumped at baseball games. I pump in the car, I pump in museums. You name it — I’ve pumped there.”
Tabitha has a separate freezer filled with frozen pouches of milk that she ships out to donation centers or gives to local moms in need.
“It’s definitely a lot of work, but it’s very rewarding,” she says. “I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon.”
Hear Tabitha tell her own story in the video below.
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