After the loss of her newborn son, mom donates her weight in breastmilk

After the loss of her newborn son, mom donates her weight in breastmilk

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After the tragic death of her newborn son, a mom found some peace by generously donating her breast milk to other babies. In all, Ariel Matthews donated, 2,370 ounces, equalling 18.5 gallons or 148 pounds, 13 pounds more than what she weighs.

“It felt good to honor Ronan that way,” Matthews told TODAY. “If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have been able to donate.”

Ariel Matthews hoped to honor her son, Ronan, who died when he was 11 days old. She decided to pump her weight in breastmilk to donate to children in need of it.

On Oct. 3, 2016,…


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