One of the most painful experiences is the loss of a child or a pregnancy. Trisha Long Bell is one woman that is familiar with this pain. Haven been pregnant seven times within the short 6 years of her marriage and having her hopes dashed all seven times, it was enough pain to make the young couple conclude not to give birth to try again and simply concentrate on taking care of their only surviving child Urijah.
But the couple held on to faith and decided to give it one more shot despite the many disappointments they have endured over the years. Trisha became pregnant once again and this time, she was able to carry the pregnancy to time.
However, the joy and excitement were short-lived as tragedy struck again on Trisha’s delivery day. Her baby was born without a heartbeat, he had no pulse and therefore could not get a supply of oxygen to his brain. Although doctors were able to revive him after 11 grueling minutes, he had suffered severe brain damage so much that doctors simply advised his parents to “pull the plug” what a painful experience it must have been for Trisha and her husband to watch their hopes get dashed once again.
According to the Story narrated by Trisha on her Facebook page, she wrote.
“My baby was born with no heartbeat. No oxygen to the brain. No pulse. He was revived after 11 long minutes. He was diagnosed with severe brain damage. I remember it like it was yesterday, being told my son would have no quality of life… being told to just ‘pull the plug.’ I remember sitting in the hospital, praying, hoping, crying. I remember wanting to fix him. I remember feeling so useless, my body had failed my son. I felt broken.”
But unlike her previous babies that she lost without consent from her, Trisha had a choice about this one and decided to do something about it rather than “pull the plug: as advised by the doctors. She did something her motherly instinct told her would work:
“As I sat next to his bed trying to figure out what I could do to help him, I finally realized there WAS something I could do. As his mother, I knew I could provide the very most important thing that no one else could offer, my MILK! I didn’t nurse my oldest son, Urijah, for more than 3 months.
So with Ezrah, I knew this was what I needed to do, without question, no matter how hard it got. He was fighting for his life, and this was the only way I could truly give him my all! I didn’t know if my milk would do much for his injury, but I had so much faith that it would. had no idea how quickly I would learn the power of Mother’s Milk.”
Surprisingly, her plan worked like Magic and her son not only survived but healed perfectly beating all odds.
She wrote “And Now, 14 months later, I know my milk has played a part in healing my child’s brain injury. I KNOW it. Women’s bodies are SO incredible. The way we are so connected to our children. The way our bodies know exactly what to do during childbirth. The way we heal… And then we choose to do it all over again! It’s incredibly beautiful.”
Trisha made a beautiful picture and shared it with her post to illustrate her point about the power of breast milk.
“This picture [the one displayed above] shows MY MILK healing his little brain. I’ve had 7 miscarriages and this baby is my miracle along with my 3-year-old. This picture will forever be so close to my heart.” She wrote.
Trisha’s post and the picture which perfectly illustrate how breastfeeding is similar to a mother sharing her life with her baby by breastfeeding him is a huge inspiration mother all over the world can relate to.
We are glad that having endured so many heartbreaks in the past, Trisha and her husband have two beautiful sons and an inspiring story and an important lesson to share with the world.