Desperate Mom of Five Calls 9-11 When She Runs Out of Milk in the Middle of the Night
Who do you call when your village isn’t responding?
Utah police delivered baby formula for a mom, who was having trouble breastfeeding her daughter. As a mother of five young children, Shannon Bird considers herself somewhat of a pro at the baby-raising game. She had breastfed her children with ease so she didn’t feel the need to buy formula. But when she was unable to breastfeed her six-week-old daughter, London, in the middle of the night one night, she didn’t know what to do. She had two ounces of breast milk left in the freezer, but she knew that would last just one feeding when her baby needed to be fed every two to three hours. Her husband was out of town and she tried calling friends, family and neighbors. Nobody answered because it was 2:30 in the morning. Waking up the four other kids and going to the store in the middle of the night is less than ideal and obviously she can’t leave them behind. She desperately called 9-11. Officers Brett Wagstaff and Konner Gabbitas responded to the call and ran to a local store for baby formula. The officers even refused to accept payment from the desperate mother.