CREATED Aug. 3, 2013
Omaha, NE - An Omaha mother will have to give up a special bond with her child, she's battling cancer and will undergo chemotherapy. But her baby won't have to give up drinking breast milk.
Thanks to a network of support from other mom's Stephanie Husle will soon feed her daughter with donor milk. When Husle was 17 weeks pregnant, she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy and soon starts chemotherapy.
30-year-old Husle was shocked to learn about her cancer, and since she refuses to formula-feed her newborn daughter, Husle found only one way to give her baby the nutrients she needs. "After this weekend, we're going to be exclusively on donor milk from local moms," said Husle.
Saturday, Husle joined dozens of other moms from the metro area to promote breast milk. "The Big Latch On" was a nationwide campaign where mothers, simultaneously breast fed their babies. "It's my last big hooray," said Husle. Husle's milk donor, Kelly McColgan sat alongside her. McColgan also finds breast feeding very important for babies and has even donated 21 gallons of breast milk to mothers in need. "I've always had an oversupply so I'd like to help other moms," says McColgan.
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