Breast milk is a hot commodity for a lot of parents in the community, but getting it is not always easy. Two Wilmington mothers are using Facebook to help women in desperate need of that "liquid gold."
Mallory Peschiera and Kendra Mulcahy both have daughters that were born with a tongue-tie, meaning the tissue connecting the tongue to the floor of the mouth was too short, restricting movement. It made breastfeeding nearly impossible and difficult for both moms to produce enough milk.
Not wanting to go the formula route, both women bonded over their search for breast milk and created the Facebook group "Port City Milk Fairy." The page is a way for parents in need to reach out for help in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
"Just to connect moms to discuss," Peschiera said of the page. "A safe place."
But just how safe is this practice?
A Wilmington pediatrician talks about the possible risks of milk-swapping in a special report Wednesday at 10.