A mother generously gifts her breastmilk to a baby in need, but in return she will forever receive the gratitude of the family whose baby will be nourished with her milk. A family requests just milk, yet they will soon discover that it comes with strings attached – strings of love from a selfless mother; for only love can gift life. Love and milk cannot be separated, as love and donated human milk are one. Each drop of human milk fed to both donor and recipient babies contains an extra dose of love and creates emotional ties among the sharing families. The World Milksharing Week Committee and slogan creator Lily Mershon invite you to submit images, videos and stories that capture those special moments of love and life powered by milksharing.
Submissions will open on April 1st and will be published during World Milksharing Week 2013.
Lily Mershon is a 26-year-old natural parenting momma, and her son Lucas just turned a year old on the 15th. He has had 14 donor mommas since he was about 8 weeks old, and milksharing has been an incredibly healing experience for her family. Lily had hoped to breastfeed for as long as her son wanted to; however, she believes God sometimes has different plans, and so she is very thankful for the amazing and selfless women who have donated their time and milk to feed her son. Her husband Kevin has been very supportive.