Dad Was First To Breast Feed The Baby
Nothing in life ever goes as planned, especially the moments that you spend hours thinking about it. A new dad shared :”I was fortunate enough to slap on a suction cup fake nipple. I was first to breast feed the baby!”
Maxamillian and April Neubauer were excited to welcome their first child, Rosalía Lupita Valentina Neubauer, via c-section last week. But when April suffered a pair of seizures during labor due to pre-eclampsia, leaving her unconscious. Before April was diagnosed with pre-aclampsia, which is a pregnancy complication that causes high blood pressure, signaling damage to a vital prgan in the body. Maxamillian says he knew he needed to step up in an extra special way. But thanks to a kindhearted nurse, the new parents were able to reach their first parenting goal.
Then at 1:16 a.m. on June 26 the small chalupa was delivered. A nurse came out with a beautiful 7lbs 15 oz baby girl. Maxamillian sat down and took off his shirt, skin to skin. The nurse said they needed to give the baby some formula and finger feed; other options and so on. Just something to get her started. Maxamillian said :” With C-section babies, it’s very important to get them used to eating right off the bat.” So the nurses said we could use this nipple shield and imitate breastfeeding. This is probably the best way to do it, much more natural for the baby. I said, ‘I’m willing to do just about anything once. Let’s do it!’”. He sat in a rocking chair in the hospital nursery while nurses placed a small nipple shield , which he calls a “fake nipple” , onto Maxamillian’s left nipple and attached a syringe containing baby formula. Soon, he was holding his little girl as she sucked the milk through the contraption. The nursing staff were giggling and jumping for joy. They said: “I’m the first to breastfeed! I feel like I’m no breastfeeding expert so it was a little awkward at first. The minute they brought her out, it was hard to hold back the tears. It was instant love, it’s my baby. I was just really happy I could be there for her. It was awkwardly megical.”
Two hours later, April regained conscioᴜsness and was delighted to hear that her baby girl was fed. April said:”We still did what we wanted to do. We did the skin-to-skin and we did the breastfeeding like we had planned, it just wasn’t with me. I never thought I was going to be able to be a mom, and the fact that my husband was able to give me such a wonderful gift, I have no words. I’m just so happy that she’s here. I can’t believe I’m holding her right now because doctors told me. Yᴏᴜ’re not gonna be able to have kids.'”
Maxamillian added :” I never thought I’d go viral for breastfeeding a baby. It’s a little surreal still. I just did it as a dad, what I thought my dad would do for me. I’m all about that dad life!”