A group of Michigan moms have stepped up to feed a baby boy whose mom died shortly after birth.
Baby Moses Goodrich was in desperate need after his mom Susan died of a rare amniotic fluid embolism. Breast is best, of course, but the hospital didn’t have any breastmilk available for the little guy. The grieving father didn’t know where to turn.
Then he got a call from a family friend, Laura Janowski, who was still nursing her 1-year-old. Professor Goodrich made the good decision,
That’s when it clicked in my head. I wanted the baby to be nursed. That’s something that Susan would have wanted.
But it wasn’t only Ms. Janowski who stepped up to the plate. Soon, another family friend, Nicoletta Fraire, organized a group of women to breastfeed Moses.
Shortly, there were almost 20 women who signed up to cross-nurse Moses, and they set up a schedule. The two-month-old is fed at 9 a.m., noon, 1:30, 4, 6:30, and 8 p.m. At night, Goodrich feeds him expressed milk. He is entirely impressed with these women, many of whom never met the family before they were in need.
They would do it for anyone because they believe in this. They didn’t take it lightly and they don’t miss a day. It’s commitment, passion – it’s love. It’s an act of love.