While she was being treated in a hospital, a mother appealed on Facebook for volunteers to nurse her child. She ended up letting five strangers breastfeed her son because she was unable to due to being on a morphine drip.
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Twenty-six-year-old mother Ronja Wiedenbeck became sick and was placed on strong medication that did not allow her to continue breastfeeding her son Rio. The single mother of two logged on to the Breastfeeding Yummy Mummies Facebook group where she appealed for help in feeding her son.
Within an hour of her post, a stranger was by her hospital bed to nurse Rio. The baby does not drink milk from a bottle or formula. His diet is a mix of breast milk and solid food.
She was so overwhelmed by the response that she cried tears of joy when she received nearly 1,000 offers from women who wanted to help feed her child. During her stay in the hospital, five different women fed the healthy and happy Rio. Two of them took him home to nurse him throughout the day.
One of the moms who volunteered to feed Rio was Rachel Richardson.