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A mother’s inkling to not discard breast milk has aided at least two women who could not get formula for their babies

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When 28-year-old Rialda de Vaal was unable to breastfeed her premature baby girl, she froze the milk, thinking someone might need it one day.

Last week, as parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng went up in flames, the Klerksdorp mother of three — aged six months, four and five — became a saving grace for at least eight women battling to get milk for their little ones. They responded to a Facebook post by De Vaal.

“I have had a few mothers from KZN and Gauteng contacting me in desperate need of milk, as in some shops there’s no formula available,” she said...

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