"I remember it like it was yesterday, being told my son would have no quality of life . . . being told to just 'pull the plug,'" starts a post to the Love What Matters Facebook page. Trisha Long Bell tells the story of how her son Ezrah was born without a pulse, heartbeat, or oxygen to his brain, and was diagnosed with severe brain damage. Feeling helpless and like her body had failed her son, Bell realized that she could provide her son in that moment with something no one else could: her breast milk.
"I knew this was what I needed to do, without question, no matter how hard it got," she wrote. "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. I had no idea how quickly I would learn the power of Mother's Milk. It is simply pure MAGIC! And Now, 14 months later, I know my milk has played a part in healing my child's brain injury. I KNOW it."
Alongside her powerful story, Bell shared a photo of Ezrah nursing. "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 . . . This picture shows MY MILK healing his little brain. . . . This picture will forever be so close to my heart."