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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, December 31, 2015 | 0 comments

Image: Dad quits breast milk diet, donates stash to quadrupletsFiona said she can’t produce enough of her own milk to feed two baby boys and two baby girls, and needs another 60 ounces a day — or 420 ounces a week.

The infants, born in June at 33 weeks and weighing about 3.5 pounds each, are doing well.

But one daughter developed a serious digestive disorder common to premature babies, which has already resulted in one surgery and will require another. She cannot tolerate formula.

And Fiona is determined that all four babies continue to consume only breast milk because of its antibodies and nutrients.

“I just feel these guys were so far behind the 8-ball already, they had so much catching up to do, and to me it’s the least I can do,” said Fiona. “I owe it to them.”

And she doesn’t exactly have a lot of spare time. The 45-year-old mom also has two older children, ages 4 and 22 months. This new supply of several thousand ounces has eased the pressure.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on TheStar.com
Read more: Dad quits breast milk diet, donates stash to quadruplets
Originally posted on September 26, 2011.


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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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