A MUM who was too sick to breastfeed her baby was astounded after over a
THOUSAND mums offered to help her – following her plea on Facebook.
Ronja Wiedenbeck, 26, from Penzance, was rushed to hospital with extreme
abdominal pain and given strong medicines to help – which left her unable to
breastfeed her 11-month-old baby, Rio.
The worried single mum of two, who suffers with ovarian cysts, decided to
visit the ‘Breastfeeding Yummy Mummies’ Facebook group from her hospital
bed, where she sent a plea out to other group members asking if any women
were able to help feed her hungry son.
Astonishingly, Ronja received help within an only an HOUR of posting her
In that short space of time, a stranger arrived by her hospital bed to nurse
little Rio – who won’t drink milk from a bottle or formula and is
transitioning to solid foods.
Furthermore, the grateful mum was reduced to tears of joy after being
bombarded with nearly A THOUSAND kindly offers from women all over the
country offering to feed her tot.
Since she was admitted to hospital, five different women have fed healthy and
happy Rio – with two generous fellow mums even taking him home to nurse him
throughout the day.
Ronja, who was at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, said: “I was
pumped full of morphine and it seemed instinctive for someone to feed him in
a way that he has been used to and he’s comfortable with.
“When he was about to be fed by the first lady he looked over at me,
almost to ask for approval, it filled my heart with such joy and massive
“I’m so grateful and totally overwhelmed with the response to the message.”