Ronja Wiedenbeck and baby Rio [Photo: SWNS] Ronja Wiedenbeck allowed five strangers to breastfe...
Five Strangers Breastfeed Baby After Hospitalised Mum Makes Facebook ‘Wet Nurse’ Appeal
Ronja Wiedenbeck allowed five strangers to breastfeed her 11-month-old son after she was rushed to hospital suffering from abdominal pain.
The 26-year-old from Penzance was given strong medication for ovarian cyst related pain which left her unable to feed her hungry son, Rio.
Kind volunteer Michelle Netherton breastfeeding Rio [Photo: SWNS]
The single mother-of-two says she cried ‘tears of joy’ after being ‘totally overwhelmed’ with almost 1,000 offers of help.
She added: “I was pumped full of morphine and it seemed instinctive for someone to feed him in a way that he has been used to and he’s comfortable with.”
Fiona Tupper nurses Rio in tandem with her own daughter [Photo: SWNS]
Mummy power! Jo Statham was another mother who came to the rescue [Photo: SWNS]
Over the course of her hospital stay, five different women breastfed Rio with two even taking him (accompanied by a trusted friend or relative) to their own homes to nurse during the day.
Of the women who rescued her hungry baby, Ronja said: “I will never be able to express my gratitude to each and every one of you, specially the angel mummy’s who have come to nurture my son. The adoration and sheer love and respect I have for you ladies is totally indescribable.”