One FRUGAL mom claimed to save thousands of dollars a year by collecting free breast milk from her friends.

Apple Melecia – a mom who makes her own reusable baby wipes out of paper towels and dish soap – feeds her daughter breast milk from a handful of women.


Apple Melecia makes their own reusable baby wipes from paper towels and dish detergent


Apple also feeds their daughter’s breast milk, which is made by a handful of women

Apple shared their unusual ways years ago on TLC’s Extreme Cheapskates.

The reason Apple is feeding her daughter her friends’ breast milk is because she has “stopped producing breast milk,” the mother explained on the show.

She gets milk from her coworker Jessica, her yoga friend Amy and her friends Brandi, Jennifer and Megan.

“Chloe prefers Jessica’s breast milk over other people’s breast milk,” Apple said on the show when she showed off her refrigerator filled with milk bags.

“She’ll drink the others, but that’s more of her preference.”

Apple admitted that having a baby “made them obsessed with saving money.”

Apple shared their unusual ways years ago on TLC's Extreme Cheapskates


Apple shared their unusual ways years ago on TLC’s Extreme Cheapskates

Another way the mother saved money is by using a changing table that she got for free from a gas station – which Apple’s husband Victor Melecia has admitted for thinking it’s “weird”.

The changing table was taped against a wall in her home.

Apple also announced that it makes reusable cloth diapers out of T-shirts and buys underwear from thrift stores.

In a separate video clip, Apple can be seen on the show shopping for lingerie.

After Apple said, “Buying lingerie at a thrift store is a great way to spice things up in the bedroom,” Apple looked at an item of clothing and admitted it looked “a little crispy.”

“I wonder how many people have worn this thong before,” she asked on the video, according to ET Online.

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