Jewish Nurse Breastfeeds Palestinian Baby After Mother Hurt In Car Crash And He Won’t Take A Bottle
Is there anything more beautiful than a photo of a mother as she breastfeeds a child?
It happens millions of times a day around the world.
One photo is making folks stop and breathe in something even more beautiful.
It’s a shot of a mother feeding a child who is not her own.
The Daily Mail reports Ula Ostrowski-Zak is a nurse at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Ein Kerem in central Israel.
A Palestinian family was brought there after their car crashed into an armored vehicle. The husband died. The young mother was injured and unable to feed her child.
Nurse Zak said she tried many times to get the baby to take a bottle when he was hungry, but he refused.
The mother-of-three simply decided to nurse nine-month-old Yaman Abu Ramila herself.
She said: ‘His aunts were surprised that a Jew agreed to breastfeed him, but I told them that any mother would do it.
‘I fed him five times. His aunts embraced me and thanked me. They were really surprised.’
She posted the photo online in order to recruit other new mothers to help.
She said: ‘Within two hours I received more than a thousand likes and responses from women who volunteered to help, women who were willing to travel even from Haifa (in northern Israel) to breastfeed him.
‘In between, I continued to try to expose the child to the bottle but without success.’
With Yaman’s mother still seriously ill, his aunts are expected to care for him when he is discharged from hospital soon.
The boy’s uncle told YNetNews.com, “I would like to tell her that she is like a sister to us. She volunteered at the most difficult moment to help a baby who needed his mother more than anything. A baby of that age needs warmth and love and everything he is used to. We would like to thank her from the bottom of our hearts for seeing a baby without caring about his descent.”
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