Father seeks breast milk donations after death of child’s mother

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PORTLAND, Ore. – A man in Oregon is looking to fulfill his baby’s mother’s wishes after she died in a car crash four months ago.

According to KUTV, Alex Green is looking for help through social media after his baby’s mother was killed in a car accident. He said the mother always wanted her son to be fed breast milk. After her death, he wanted to honor her wish.

“I can obviously do almost anything for him except breast feed him,” Green told KATU. “I knew his mom wanted to breast feed until he was a year old, and I was willing to do whatever it takes to do that for him.”

Green said his sister suggested he look for help on Facebook. According to KATU he posted the following message on a group called “Portland Mamas”:

“Hello everyone my sister just invited me to this page. I am a new single father to Brody, my 8-month-old son. His mother died in a car crash four months ago. His mother wanted to breast feed him until he was a year old. So for the past 4 months i have continuously been seeking our breast milk donations. And that is what I am doing now. If anyone on this page has any milk or knows where i can get some either donated or moderately priced that would be amazing. Brody and I live in Bend but I am not having any luck finding milk here. Thank you anyone and everyone for the support and information.”

A Facebook group with that name is listed as closed.

Green told the station he doesn’t want to take much credit for the idea.

“I’m no hero in this situation,” Green told the station. “I think the people donating their time and breast milk are the ones who should be acknowledged. I’m just an average ordinary guy trying to take care of his son. “

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