Monday, February 22, 2010

82 gallons

The other day I was sitting in a yarn shop waiting for my mom and I needed to feed Greta. So I got her out and was nursing her when a lady who worked at the shop started chit chatting with me. She said there is a girl who comes into the shop who had triplets recently. She's been pumping in order to feed them and has needed to keep track of how much went to each boy. She's kept up a nice log and calculated that she had pumped over 82 gallons of milk.

Yeah.

I don't know how old her boys are, but even if they are 1 that is some serious lactating.

This got me thinking, "I wonder how much milk my body has produced?" So with a little guessing and a little calculating it seems I've given about 9 to 10 gallons of milk to Greta who is only 13 weeks old. This just blows me away and kinda grosses me out.

7 comments:

Alissa said...

that is totally awesome.

Jody said...

Hhhhmmm...I wonder how much I have produced with all four of my kids??? I don't think I want to know.

Paul, Kami and Henry said...

Wow, that is pretty sick and amazing all at the same time!

Sarah said...

That is definitely something that I don't like to think about! That is crazy. I can't believe Greta is already 13 weeks!

Brittany said...

Kinda makes us look like cows feeding our calves and making enough for the milk companies. Nature is crazy.

The Chrissy Herself said...

Yowza... if that doesn't make you NOT wanna have kids I don't know what will. :-)

Kristi said...

I just love you Niki! Your post made me laugh! And yes it is amazing...and something most don't think about! :)

PS- I'm totally jealous that Philip gets to see you guys from time to time. I just LOVE your family!