Mother With ALS Defies All Odds To Breastfeed Her Baby
- IWB Post
- September 23, 2015
Amanda Bernier was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) during her pregnancy and was told that the baby inside her may not live long enough.
Defying the odds, she could deliver a healthy baby girl. However, her health is now declining. Amidst all this, Amanda continues to inspire others fighting against ALS, at that, encourages mothers to continue breastfeeding their newborns.
Check out her FB post she’d put few days back:
Amanda explained the challenges she encountered while breastfeeding her daughter because of her inability to move. She even opens up about exclusively pumping breast milk for her daughter where she needs two people to hold the pumps while her milk is expressed.
“Anything is possible if you put your mind to it. When it’s getting tough, just remember that you have a special bond that only you and your baby have. Remember the love as you gaze into each other’s eyes. Remember that you are helping their immunity and setting the foundation for a healthy body. And, if you don’t make it to your goal, just think of all the positives you were able to do in the time you did breastfeed.”
Get well soon, Amanda! xoxo