Gone are the days when the father’s job was only to bring money and the mother’s to take care of the baby. Today, most fathers share the parenting duty with the mother and we love it. Fathers not only give baths, change diapers, they also breastfeed the baby, too. Yes, you’re reading this right- fathers breastfeed the baby.
Men can’t actually breastfeed, but it’s possible to simulate breastfeeding by using a Supplemental Nursing System. One father from Iowa tried it and he broke the Internet.
April and Maxamillian have just welcomed their first baby, a miracle baby girl named Rosalia. Rosalia is truly a miracle since April was unable to have kids. Things got a bit complicated during the delivery and April had to have a C-section. The C-section went great, April was taken to recover while Maxamilian was left in the nursery with the baby.
Here’s how Max got convinced by the nurse to throw a nipple on:
“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; other options and such. Just something to get her started. Then she asked if maybe I would like to throw a nipple on and do some ‘real breastfeeding.’ Me being a big joker and the ability to try just about anything once. I said sure, why not.”I got a nipple shield with a syringe tube and hit the road running. Nurse helped a lot. I mean I’ve never breastfed or even thought in a thousand years I would. I was the first to breast feed da baby!”
Max put on the nipple, which was connected to a bag of breastmilk through a thin tube. The baby latched to the nipple and Max got an experience of a lifetime.
“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. 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.”
Max posted the photos of him breastfeeding and they went viral! Max is glad he’s stepped outside the box and inspire more men to do it!
Photo Credit: Maxamillian Neubauer