It is no surprise how strong and protective women are about their children. Danni Bett, a mother from Nelson, NZ is a perfect example to this.
(Source: Stuff.co.nz) Danni breastfeeding her infant after a car accident. Full story below.
Danni was paying a visit to her husband along with her two-month-old daughter Indi. Danni lost control of the car suddenly and crashed into a fence. “I remember switching the car off. People came running out of the building to see if I was OK. All I could say was, ‘Get my baby out, she’s in the car, get my baby,” said Danni. Indi who was sleeping peacefully woke up at the sudden frenzy and crash. “I was in so much shock (after the crash),” Bett said. “The paramedics came and checked us both out and we jumped in the back of the ambulance.” Fortunately, the Christchurch Hospital was located just 10 minutes from the place of the accident. The paramedics transported Danni and Indi to the hospital after a brief check up. Danni slowly got out of the shock on reaching the hospital and instantly felt an intense pain in her neck, back, and hip. The medical staff at the hospital placed a neck brace on the recent mother. Also, a series of tests were performed on the mother including x-rays and ultrasounds to determine the severity of the accident. The staff recommended Danni to take painkillers to reduce the pain coursing throughout her body, but Danni refused. She was concerned about Indi as she knew Indi was restless and hungry. Danni refused to take painkillers in order to breastfeed her daughter. She knew the strong meds would jeopardize her breastmilk and opted for paracetamol to counter the pain. A few hours later, Danni knew it was time to feed her daughter Indi. The staff begged the mother not to breastfeed as she was in a delicate position herself. “I asked if I could feed her, but they said no and suggested a bottle, but I said ‘Please, don’t,’” explained Bett. “I could hear Indi crying. She was really unsettled.” “It was an instant relief. I wanted her, I wanted to calm her. After a traumatic day as it is, to give her that [a bottle] would not be right. Breastfeeding is the best for her and I had that,” Bett went on. The nurses and staff who had declined Danni had a change of heart at the sight of Danni feeding her lovely daughter Indi. they captured the moment, Danni laying in her bed wearing a neck brace yet doing all that she could to breastfeed her daughter. “I posted our story to reach out to other mums about breastfeeding that no matter what it’s our choice to feed our babies whenever wherever. If it’s in public or in a hospital bed it’s our right,” said the brave mother. While Bett took some time to recover, she left an impression on mums from all over the world. Her love for her daughter and her willpower overtook the pain and helped her give Indi the best. SOURCE: here