A mum has gone viral after posting a photo of her breastfeeding from a hospital bed after falling down the stairs.
Thamalia Muller Benjamin Greenbury-Hall, from Manly, fell down a flight of 12 stairs at her home and was rushed to hospital last week.
While she was in her hospital bed with a neck brace on and hooked up to a number of monitors, her 9mth old son was hungry so she breastfed him right there and then.
‘I had an infection in my nose which made me dizzy and a heart condition called cardiomyopathy,’ Ms Greenbury-Hall told Daily Mail. ‘I blacked out and fell down the flight of 12 stairs.’
Despite being in huge amounts of pain, the mother opted to not have any painkillers other than panadol so she could breastfeed her baby who won’t take a bottle.
‘He won’t drink from a bottle unless it’s his sippy cup with water and he was overdue for a feed,’ she explained.
‘I’d rather me be in pain and him be fed, especially at that time as he should have been in bed asleep.’
She shared her image with breastfeedersinaus and it went viral. “Look at this tough mama! So happy to see hers and her baby’s #righttobreastfeed being supported by #paramedics #doctors and #nurses at the #hospital wishing you a speedy recovery, Thamalia Muller Benjamin Greenbury-Hall,#breastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #breastfeedersinaustralia #lactivist #getwellsoon
“Last night I had a fall and fell down a flight of 12 stairs unbelievably I have no broken bones just a bit battered and bruised!
I was soo nervous the ride the hospital knowing that my son wouldn’t have a bar of a bottle and he was well and truly due for a feed thankfully I had some great nurses and doctors that helped me through it and didn’t even say a word about us co sleeping !
Here’s a picture of us, feeding with a neck brace on!”
We wish you a speedy recovery!
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