PSYCHOLOGY

First Father To Breastfeed A Newborn Baby

Date July 9, 2018 15:09

Maxamillian and April Neubauer from Wisconsin, USA became parents of a girl named Rosalia. April couldn’t have kids for a long time due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), so the baby was a true miracle for the happy couple.

Unfortunately, there were some complications during labor. April had preeclampsia and high blood pressure, so the best plan was a C-section. She was transferred to ICU immediately after her daughter was born. So, she couldn’t breastfeed right away.

But her husband filled in for her.

A nurse carried our gorgeous daughter. I took off a shirt to hold her.

Then, the nurse asked the man if he would like to breastfeed the baby, while his wife was recovering. Most dads would simply refuse or ask for clarifications, but Maxamillian didn’t hesitate:

I was like, I was shirtless, so I will try everything about once, and everyone got pretty excited and went for it.

The nurse installed a fake nipple with a feeding tube on Maxamillian’s chest. Such devices are often used by adoptive moms or moms whose babies require additional supplementation.

It was a big surprise for the medical staff. According to one of the nurses, they had offered it many times, but all the dads would give me a look of disbelief – why would I ask something so crazy and refuse. Maxamillian became the first father who agreed to breastfeed with the help of the supplemental nursing system.

Obviously, I’ve never breastfed and haven’t thought I would. But I was the first one to feed our baby!

Many social networks users supported the dad, but there were some finding it odd. However, Maxamillian hopes he will be an example for father from all over the world.

A few hours later, the mom was very glad to discover what had happened:

He knew how important it was for us. I know my husband, so it doesn’t surprise me. But I sure wasn’t expecting him to do anything like this.

Now, April doesn’t need any help feeding her daughter. But the father is still proud he could do something of such importance for his daughter and wife.