An Oregon father who wanted to see through his late wife’s plan to breastfeed their son until he turned one found a willing source of support — in the form of donated breastmilk — after turning to a Facebook community called “Portland Mamas” at his sister’s suggestion.
Alex Green posted a plea on the social media platform, four months after his wife tragically died in a car crash, saying she had hoped to breastfeed the couple’s 8-month-old son, Brody, until he was at least 12 months old. “For the past four months I have been continuously seeking out breastmilk donations,” he wrote. “And that is what I am doing now.”
“I can obviously do almost anything for him except breast feed him,” Green told KATU. “I knew his mom wanted to breastfeed until he was a year old and so I was willing to do whatever it takes.” Hundreds of women responded, either with messages of support or offers of breastmilk donations.