A North Texas mother has not only set a new world record for the amount of donated breast milk, she has tripled the previous record.
Alyse Ogletree, a mother of two from Denton, donated 53,081 ounces of breast milk to the Mother’s Milk Bank of North Texas — a total of more than 414 gallons.
Ogletree found out Monday that she had been admitted into the Guinness Book of World Records after having applied back in March.
The previous record-holder was Amelia Boomker of Illinois, who donated 16,321 ounces of breast milk.
Ogletree told NBC 5 in March that she was overproducing breast milk when her son Kyle was born in January 2011, filling the hospital’s reserves of breast milk. A nurse asked if she’d ever considered donating her milk, an option Ogletree previously had not known existed.
Soon after, Ogletree found the Mother’s Milk Bank of North Texas and donated 1,880 ounces in total.
After the birth of her second child, Kage, she resumed donating to the milk bank, producing on average 130 ounces per day, Ogletree said.
“It's wonderful to be a part of something as special as helping out little babies,” she said in March.