Grandmother breastfeeds starving grandchild
When her daughter died, she was left to care for her baby who was just 40 days old.
By Practical Parenting
February 13 2019
A grandmother has amazingly kept her grandson alive after breastfeeding him.
When Nigerian woman Aisha Modu's daughter died, she was left to care for her baby who was just 40 days old while on the run from Boko Haram, The Daily Mail reports.
Seeking refuge at The Save The Children clinic in the North-East, Dr Isaac Bot helped the woman, believed to be in her 50s, breastfeed.
Dr Bot said: "Aisha came in with her granddaughter and was very anxious about where she was. Being from such a remote part of the country she was not familiar with hospitals.
"She was jittery about the environment and was confused and apprehensive.
"I asked if she was getting support from anywhere else and she said she had nobody. She broke down and cried when she told us this. It was very emotional."
Dr Bot added: "The milk was just beginning to flow but it was not sufficient.
"We started a process called Supplementary Suckling Technique where we put a little tube into the baby's mouth beside the nipple and so when the baby suckles it is rewarded with milk. This suckling also sends a message to Aisha's brain to stimulate milk production."