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Old 03-23-2009, 11:15 AM - Thread Starter
 
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This is so moving and inspiring. What an incredibly selfless, wonderful father. That mom chose him well. And the TEAM! I want to send them medals.

Maybe I should post this in Tribal Areas as well, to make sure any interested nursers can help? I so want them to make it to their goal of one year! Just imagine. SO beautiful. Talk about "it takes a village"!
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OMGoodness, that is so beautiful. What a wonderful gift to the baby. That is exactly what I would want my dh to do if anything happened to me.


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A gentle request ... this link includes mention of a mother's death in childbirth -- very upsetting. I think a "WARNING" tag in the OP's subject line would be a good idea.
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Really? I wrote "Women step up to breast-feed motherless infant" as the title. I thought having "motherless" in the title would make it clear enough that something sad had transpired, but okay.
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Wow, I can't believe that! I love that he's not just getting the milk but he's actually able to be close to the mothers and get that comfort. How great.

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I just read this...what an incredible thing these women are doing!

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Wow, I can't believe that! I love that he's not just getting the milk but he's actually able to be close to the mothers and get that comfort. How great.
I know! I mean, I think it would already be admirable if a widower father was as committed to getting pumped breast milk for his baby long-term, but to actually arrange for them to be nursed? SO AWESOME.
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HOw neat!

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OMGoodness, that is so beautiful. What a wonderful gift to the baby. That is exactly what I would want my dh to do if anything happened to me.
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I am so impressed that the dad, in such a time of grief, found such a wonderful way to care for his baby.
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Wow, that is just amazing. How sad, yet how wonderful
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I have told my husband and put in my will that if I am ever in a coma or something like that, I want to be kept alive to be pumped/nursed from until the nursling is at least a year.

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what a sad and incredibly beautiful story. thanks for sharing it (as the tears well up in the eyes here!

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Wow!!! How inspiring!

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what an amazing story, thank you for sharing!!

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What a beautiful, selfless act! These women are truly amazing. What a wonderful story and kudos to dad for wanting to have his child BFd for a year. I hope they are able

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Made me cry.

Used to be stay at home parent to our two lovely girls, survived nursing school with family intact, about to graduate and looking for a job! I low-supply nursed my bio daughter for 3 years. 

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How amazing and beautiful and sad. I would be more than willing to nurse a babe in that situation. What a wonderful dad and you can see how happy the baby is. Those women are amazing!

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The whole episode is beautiful and purposive like a poem. Hope it will inspire people far and wide.
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wow - that is soooo sweet! made me cry!

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This monumental act of generosity is taking place in my hometown...
Just wanted to share (not really related to breastfeeding) that this mother, Susan Goodrich, will have a square added to the safe motherhood quilt by Ina May Gaskin.
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What an amazing story!

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Thanks for posting this, it is beautiful. I sent it to a lot of people and have gotten a good response so far even from some I would have thought would consider it weird.
It's wonderful that you are remembering his mother with the quilt.

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