A desperate mother-of-five from Utah called 911 at 2 AM since she wasn’t able to breast feed her six-week-old daughter and asked for baby formula. Heartwarming bodycam footage showed the officer’s turning up at her doorstep giving a packet of regular milk and baby formula to the distressed mother. (Scroll down to watch the video)
Alpine, Utah native, Shannon Bird, had to make the call to 911 on January 28 at 2 AM when she could no longer breastfeed her newborn baby girl and did not have any formula in the house. In the 911 audio, she can be heard tearfully telling the dispatcher that her breast milk had dried up and she didn’t have any formula to feed her six-week-old.
Bird who is a blogger, said her husband was away for work and her four other children, one of whom had a broken leg were asleep. She said she was trying to call her neighbors but they were asleep. Officers with the Lone Peak Police Department were dispatched to Bird’s home and picked up a gallon of regular milk on the way from the convenience store. Footage from the officer’s body camera showed Bird cradling her baby in a pink blanket as she answered the door.
‘I’ve been calling neighbors and no one will answer,’ she said in the audio. “I’ve never been in this predicament ever. My milk just literally dried out. This is my fifth kid and this has never happened.’ She said she normally breastfeeds her children and didn’t have formula in the house. When officers realised that the baby could not the regular milk and needed baby formula. ‘We’ll leave this with you,’ Officer Brett Wagstaff could be heard saying as he handed over the regular milk.’We’ll be right back with some formula for your baby – she’s adorable.’
The officers returned soon with newborn formula and wouldn’t accept money from Bird. ‘That’s the same stuff we gave my daughter when she was first born, so hopefully it doesn’t upset her stomach,’ Wagstaff could be heard telling the mother. The officers said they have never received a 911 call like before, but said it wasn’t any different to helping someone change a flat tire. ‘So very proud of our officers and their dedication to duty,’ the department wrote on their Facebook page.