Kindness of strangers

Father seeks breastmilk donations after tragic death of baby’s mom

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.

Read the full story at CNY Central and hear an interview with Green at Fox 13.


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