Breast Dad Around
Hot off the press: dad breastfeeds baby after mum suffers seizure! The dad is Maxamillian from Wisconsin. The baby is his daughter Rosalie, while mum is a Ms April Neubauer who had to be whisked away for treatment after suffering a seizure during an emergency Caesarean section. With mum out of action, it was down to dad to be the first to hold Rosalie. As Maxamillian told the BBC, little did he know that he would soon be giving his daughter her first feed as well: “A nurse came out with our beautiful baby girl. We went to the nursery, I sat down and took off my shirt for some skin-to-skin time,” he told the BBC. “The nurse said we needed to get her a little formula and do some finger feeding, just something to get her started. Then the nurse asked if maybe I would like to throw a nipple on and do some real breastfeeding. Me being a big joker with the ability to try just about anything once, I said sure, why not.” The nurse may well be a big joker off duty, but not in uniform it seems for she brought out a plastic nipple shield connected to a syringe filled with formula milk and attached it to dad’s chest. Hey presto, Maxamillian successfully overcame the disadvantage of being a chap to breastfeed his baby. “I was the first to breast feed the baby! My mother-in-law didn’t believe what she was seeing,” he said. “Great Grandpa didn’t have anything to say but he came round in the end. I felt a connection the minute I saw my little girl. I got to hold her and help her get use to breastfeeding I hope…I’ve never breastfed or even thought in a thousand years I would.” The Daily Cheer believes you Maxamillian, The Daily Cheer believes you.