PETALING JAYA, Oct 10 — Actress Juliana Evans revealed that she donated her breast milk to babies in need while completing her umrah (minor Muslim pilgrimage) in Mecca.
The 30-year-old, who gave birth to her daughter Tengku Kamiliah Zanariah Josephine Ehsan Shah in July, posted an Instagram story saying that she continues to pump breast milk once or twice a day despite being away from her baby.
She then donates it either by asking around or via a human milk bank.
Human milk banks collect surplus breast milk from mothers and provide a solution for those who cannot breastfeed their babies for a variety of reasons, including the risk of transmitting diseases or infections to the newborn.
“Some had asked me, what do I do with my milk while I travel.
“Well, I still pump at least once or twice a day, store them in the fridge, and before I check out of the hotel, I try to donate it.
“(I) ask around to whoever can help with donating or finding a milk bank,” she wrote.
The Malaysian-British beauty is currently completing umrah in the Saudi city with her husband Tengku Shariffuddin Shah Tengku Sulaiman Shah, who she married in 2017.
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