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 sʟᴀᴘ on a suction cup Fᴀᴋᴇ ɴɪᴘᴘʟᴇ. I was first to ʙʀᴇᴀsᴛ Fᴇᴇᴅ the baby!”
Maxamillian and April Neubauer were excited to welcome their first child, Rosalía Lupita Valentina Neubauer, via C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ last week. But when April sᴜFFᴇʀᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴘᴀɪʀ ᴏF sᴇɪᴢᴜʀᴇs ᴅᴜʀɪɴɢ ʟᴀʙᴏʀ ᴅᴜᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴘʀᴇ-ᴇᴄʟᴀᴍᴘsɪᴀ, ʟᴇᴀᴠɪɴɢ her ᴜɴᴄᴏɴsᴄɪᴏᴜs. Before April was ᴅɪᴀɢɴᴏsᴇᴅ with ᴘʀᴇ-ᴇᴄʟᴀᴍᴘsɪᴀ, which is a ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴄᴀᴜsᴇs ʜɪɢʜ ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ᴘʀᴇssᴜʀᴇ, sɪɢɴᴀʟɪɴɢ ᴅᴀᴍᴀɢᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴀ ᴠɪᴛᴀʟ ᴏʀɢᴀɴ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴏᴅʏ. Maxamillian says he knew he needed to step up in an extra special way. But thanks to a kindhearted ɴᴜʀsᴇ, the new parents were able to reach their first parenting goal.
Then at 1:16 a.m. on June 26 the sᴍᴀʟʟ ᴄʜᴀʟᴜᴘᴀ was ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀᴇᴅ. A ɴᴜʀsᴇ came out with a beautiful 7lbs 15 oz baby girl. Maxamillian sat down and took off his shirt, skin to skin. The ɴᴜʀsᴇ said they needed to give the baby some Fᴏʀᴍᴜʟᴀ and Fɪɴɢᴇʀ Fᴇᴇᴅ; other options and so on. Just something to get her started. Maxamillian said :” With C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ babies, it’s very important to get them used to eating right off the bat.” So the ɴᴜʀsᴇs said we could use this ɴɪᴘᴘʟᴇ sʜɪᴇʟᴅ and ɪᴍɪᴛᴀᴛᴇ ʙʀᴇᴀsᴛFᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ. 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 ʀᴏᴄᴋɪɴɢ ᴄʜᴀɪʀ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ ɴᴜʀsᴇry while ɴᴜʀsᴇs placed a small ɴɪᴘᴘʟᴇ sʜɪᴇʟᴅ , which he calls a “Fᴀᴋᴇ ɴɪᴘᴘʟᴇ” , onto Maxamillian’s ʟᴇFᴛ ɴɪᴘᴘʟᴇ and ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄʜᴇᴅ ᴀ sʏʀɪɴɢᴇ ᴄᴏɴᴛᴀɪɴɪɴɢ ʙᴀʙʏ Fᴏʀᴍᴜʟᴀ. Soon, he was holding his little girl as she sucked the milk through the contraption. The Nᴜʀsɪɴɢ sᴛᴀFF were giggling and jumping for joy. They said: “I’m the first to breastfeed! I feel like I’m no ʙʀᴇᴀsᴛFᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ ᴇxᴘᴇʀᴛ 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 ᴀᴡᴋᴡᴀʀᴅʟʏ ᴍᴀɢɪᴄᴀʟ.”
Two hours later, April ʀᴇɢᴀɪɴᴇᴅ ᴄᴏɴsᴄɪᴏᴜsɴᴇss 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 ᴀʙʟᴇ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ᴀ ᴍᴏᴍ, 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 ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀs told me. Yᴏᴜ’ʀᴇ ɴᴏᴛ ɢᴏɴɴᴀ ʙᴇ ᴀʙʟᴇ ᴛᴏ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴋɪᴅs.'”
Maxamillian added :” I never thought I’d go ᴠɪʀᴀʟ for ʙʀᴇᴀsᴛFᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ a baby. It’s a ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ sᴜʀʀᴇᴀʟ sᴛɪʟʟ. I just did it as a dad, what I thought my dad would do for me. I’m all about that dad life!”