On Instagram, Kat Von D shared a video of her infant son, Leafar, breastfeeding.
In the caption, she revealed that she fed him donor breast milk just after he was born.
She said a pediatrician suggested it because Leafar’s blood sugar was low and her milk “hadn’t come in yet.”
Experts say donor milk can be beneficial for babies in some situations.
They recommend getting it from milk banks that perform safety checks and donor screening.
In a new Instagram post, tattoo artist and makeup entrepreneur Kat Von D revealed that she fed her son breast milk donated by a stranger after she experienced early breastfeeding difficulties.
Von D, who welcomed a son named Leafar with husband Rafael Reyes last month, shared details about the experience in an Instagram post on Wednesday, People reported.
“During the first two days of Leafar’s life, his blood sugar count had been low, and as much as I had committed myself to strictly breastfeed, my milk hadn’t come in yet,” she captioned a video of her son breastfeeding. “The pediatrician suggested asking around to see if any friends might have a bit of extra milk they could donate — and if not, I’d have to consider supplementing with formula — something we personally did not want to do.”
Von D wrote that she called her midwife to see if she knew anyone who might be a willing donor. The midwife connected her with Morgan Campbell, a mother and postpartum doula based in Los Angeles tagged in Von D’s Instagram caption, who agreed.
“Without even knowing me, and without question, [she] stepped up and donated a few ounces to us in the middle of the night,” Von D added in the caption. “Needless to say, Leafar’s levels boosted and we are now happily breastfeeding at home … This is true community. True sisterhood. True kindness. And I can’t wait to pay it forward one day soon.”
Source:: Business Insider