Twenty Breastfeeding Mothers...One Breastfeeding Baby
Robbie Goodrich is an incredible father. When his wife and mother to just born Moses died from complications of childbirth, Goodrich found a way to provide not only breastmilk for his baby, but also breastfeeding.
Moses, now 2 months old, has been breastfeeding 6 times a day and receiving bottles of breastmilk during the night, thanks to 20 women committed to providing this 'service.' Goodrich stated, "It's commitment, passion - it's love. It's an act of love."
Moses is the perfect name for this little one, as Moses was the first baby mentioned in Western literature to be fed from a wet nurse. Pharaoh's daughter 'adopted' Moses into the Egyptian royal family when he was found in a basket in the bulrushes. His Hebrew mother, Jochebed, had hid him when the Pharaoh ordered all newborn Hebrew boys to be killed. When Pharoah's daughter sent out to find a wet nurse for the baby, unknowingly Moses' own mother was selected.
How long will Moses breastfeed? His father hopes that the wet nurses will continue at least through his first birthday. Yes, an incredible story of these women nurturing baby Moses.
Would you do this?