Breast milk helped lost New Zealand woman to survive

Breast milk helped lost New Zealand woman to survive

While being lost in a forest east of Wellington for 24 hours, a New Zealand woman drank her own breast milk and covered herself in dirt to survive and return to the family.

While being lost in a forest east of Wellington for 24 hours, a New Zealand woman drank her own breast milk and covered herself in dirt to survive and return to the family.

During the Xterra race through Rimutaka Forest Park, the 29-year-old Susan O’Brien turned into a wrong direction and got lost.

When Mrs O’Brien hadn’t appeared to reach the finishing line on Sunday morning, a search operation was immediately launched by the local authorities.

The mother of two children turned up at 11:30 local time (00:30 BST) on Monday and after being absent for 24 hours, reunited with her husband and children. According to the Dominion Post, the first thing that she did was the feeding of her little 8-month-old daughter. Besides, she also has a two-year-old son.

Susan O’Brien said that she was sure to die there in the forest, but her own breast milk kept her going. She has been breast-feeding her daughter, so a bit of remained milk, as she thought, should help her to go further. Besides, she also had two liters of water with her, gel packs and energy bar as well.

During the night O’Brien got very cold and wet. She made a hole in the forest floor to lay in it and covered herself with dirt to keep warm. Mrs O’Brien said that she was very scared and kept screaming ‘Help!’ every time she heard something.

Susan also claimed that despite the ordeal, she isn’t going to stop running.

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