Parenting is all about stepping up. Kudos moms, we know you have the bulk of the work at first. But once the baby arrives, it’s all hands on deck! (And it pretty much stays that way for the rest of your lives…) For most new dads, the moment they hold their child – they’re ready to rise to any occasion.
Case in point: Maxamillian Neubauer. He was so ready that he even took on breastfeeding duties.
You heard me.
During labor, Max’s wife April was forced to undergo an emergency c-section. Due to some complications she was initially unable to breastfeed the baby. Max was willing, but a quick thinking nurse named Cybil Martin-Dennehy made him able. She MacGyvered an ingenious device that Max christened the “moob.”
The “moob” consists of a syringe full of formula, a tube, and a nipple shield. This allowed the baby to feel like she was nursing from a breast. Cheers to Max for becoming the first man to “breastfeed” a baby. He made good on his wife’s birth plan which specified immediate skin-to-skin breastfeeding and he wanted to honor her wishes.
After sharing the story on social media, he and the nurse have garnered plenty of well deserved praise and over 45,000 Facebook shares!
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