My Newborn Baby Brother Drank My Breast Milk First & I Couldn't Be Happier
"I fell in love with another baby that isn’t mine, today. Forever and always, little brother."
This is me holding my newborn brother today, feeding him my milk in that bottle.
I am 23 years old, with two children of my own. One is 2 years old, the other is 2 months old. Thankfully I’ve never struggled with low supply for either of my babies. And as of right now from my 2-month-old, I have about 28 kilograms stashed in the deep-freezer. My mum, Trisha Hernandez, felt her water break yesterday at 11 a.m. and my little brother, Mr. James, was born at 10:27 a.m. today.
So why is my milk in that bottle?
She, however, did NOT want anything to do with formula.
Ladies, my mum asked me if he could have some of my milk. My heart melted and I felt so special. I got some milk around quick for him, warmed up and in a bottle. I went to hand the nurse the bottle and she pointed to my mum so I tried to hand it to her and she said, “Why don’t you feed him?” I COULD HAVE CRIED.
The look on her face was so priceless and I will never forget how proud she looked.
His sugar came up to 47 after the feeding. Perfect. I want people to understand the true value behind breast milk. The fact that it can do so much, including saving a baby’s life while providing them ALL of the nutrition that they need is truly amazing.
I’d thought about saving some of my frozen milk stashes for her just in case she had any issues producing later on but I’d never thought about feeding him my freshly pumped milk just an hour after he was born.
The moment was amazing. Of course I’d do anything to help her and my new little brother. I personally do not like hearing babies “pain” cry and I knew an IV would make him hurt. I especially didn’t want him to have to be taken to the NICU because I couldn’t imagine having to be separated from my own babies. It was just instinct. I didn’t have to think twice. When he started eating, he looked up at me and I swear I felt my heart get a little bigger. I knew I was doing something right.
I fell in love with another baby that isn’t mine, today. Forever and always, little brother.