Storm Threatens Months Of Breast Milk

Posted at 5:20 AM, Jul 24, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– It was a wet and dangerously windy weekend in Kentucky with storms sweeping across the state for hours at a time.Thousands of Kentuckians lost power and many are still without it.Marty and Natasha Vaughan were out of town on vacation when they heard Lexington was experiencing serious storms."The first thing we thought of was, ‘oh my gosh is the power okay?’ Because we have a large supply of breast milk."The Vaughns have two daughters, and their youngest is still being breast-fed.The couple has two freezers full of milk, with about 30 percent stored at their home and the rest is at Marty’s parents’ home, which lost power this weekend.The couple woke up the next morning to find their worst fear was true."At 5 a.m. we got a text that said the power is still out. So that was kind of a devastating blow."Marty took to Facebook to try to find freezers to store months-worth of his wife’s breast milk.To the couple, it would be more than just losing baby food."I felt wasted time and energy and you know cost on the breast milk bags that I buy to store the milk in. Not having that nutritional supply of food or milk for my baby that’s very important to me."The tragedy was averted when Marty’s parent’s regained power Monday morning, and the couple could not be more grateful."Each individual person and family had their own issues and worries to kind of get through. And in our case it was saving my daughter’s breast milk."