Brody Green was just 4 months old when his mother died tragically in a car accident. Brody’s mom wanted to breast feed her son until he was at least one year old, but after her tragic death that didn’t look possible.
Brody’s dad, Alex Green didn’t know what to do so his sister suggested that he write about his situation on a Portland area mom’s group on Facebook, and see what happens. Green told KATU News “I can obviously do almost anything for him except breast feed him. I knew his mom wanted to breast feed until he was a year old, and I was willing to do whatever it takes to do that for him.”
Alex decided he to write the post even though he admitted to feeling a bit unsure about it, but thought that he had no other options to honour her wish to have Brody breastfed. Here’s what he wrote on the Portland Mama’s facebook page.
Hello everyone my sister just invited me to this page. I am a new single father to Brody, my 8-month-old son. His mother died in a car crash four months ago. His mother wanted to breast feed him until he was a year old. So for the past 4 months i have continuously been seeking our breast milk donations. And that is what I am doing now. If anyone on this page has any milk or knows where i can get some either donated or moderately priced that would be amazing. Brody and I live in Bend but I am not having any luck finding milk here. Thank you anyone and everyone for the support and information.
The support was overwhelming, with hundreds of mothers expressing their support to Alex and Brody. Brody has been able to drink breastmilk since his mom died, and Alex gives all the credit to the women who donated and supported him.
“I’m no hero in this situation,” Green said. “I think the people donating their time and breast milk are the ones who should be acknowledged. I’m just an average ordinary guy trying to take care of his son. “
Keep reading to see Green talk about his mission to honour the wishes of Brody’s mom.