In Wisconsin, USA a couple went into the hospital for the birth of their baby. This delivery was not easy, the child’s mother had pre-eclampsia, and high blood pressure. Then a seizure resulted in an emergency Caesarean section. Then the baby Rosalie was born on 26 June, baby’s mother April Neubauer had another seizure and was whisked away for further treatment and recovery, has not yet held her baby.
The big question arose that who will be going to feed the baby? It was dad Maxamillian. Yes, you read it right! The father told in an interview with BBC,
“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. 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 attached a plastic nipple shield with a tube that was linked to a formula-filled syringe to Maxamillian’s chest. He said,
“I’ve never breastfed or even thought in a thousand years I would. I was the first to breast feed the baby! My mother-in-law didn’t believe what she was seeing. 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.”
Maxamillian was happy with this attempt, he posted all this on Facebook:
“Right below the Mom tattoo”, commented a user. “It was meant to be” the other user commented.
This post has been shared more than 30,000 times and had hundreds of reactions, Maxamillian said that,
“I really did it just to be a good dad and be a hero for the nursing staff because they are superheroes. You couldn’t ask for anyone better. Don’t forget those moms, though. I did it for them too.”