This reinforces the importance of a mothers love and bonding for her baby,
and the ability to remain an integral part of her babies development even
when circumstances required that she put her baby out for adoption.
Stories Such as This need To Be Told
Take a look at the following article and video – you will be inspired by the
maturity and love that a teenager gives her adopted baby
For almost three months, 19-year-old Kaleena Pysher has been pumping breast milk and shipping it to her baby’s adoptive parents.
“It made me feel so connected to her because I thought, ‘My baby still needs me for something — she still needs me for food,’ and in that way I felt very connected to her, and like the adoptive parents still needed me.”
Pysher was only four months into her pregnancy when she connected with the adoptive family.
It was seven months into her pregnancy when Pysher informed the adoptive family that she wanted to be able to breast-feed the baby during their time together in the hospital, and continue pumping breast milk and sending it to them for the first few months of Raylie’s life.
“She said that a baby is fed breast milk, they are just way ahead of the game.
Diana West, director of media relations for La Leche, was impressed with Pysher’s act of kindness.
“La Leche League International greatly supports the tremendous efforts of this young mother to give her milk for this baby’s health,” she said. “It is a gift that will benefit the child for a lifetime.”
Pysher says she has had great success with pumping, sometimes getting six ounces of breast milk from each breast every two hours. She packed the milk into freezer bags and stored it in her freezer until each shipment could be packaged and sent to the adoptive family, who covered shipping costs.
“They have told me that we are a family now. They say that I will always be her mother, and that they are appreciative of the gift of life I have given them,” said Pysher.
This article was originally published Feb. 5, 2015 at 6:37 p.mA