Mom Gives Birth to Miracle Baby Who Defies the Odds Through Breastmilk

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David Platt once said, “There’s a unique pain that comes from preparing a place in your heart for a child that never comes.”

For Trisha Long Bell, she knows that pain all too well.

Seven times her heart was prepared for the bundle of joy growing in her tummy; and seven times, her heart was crushed by the weight of losing yet another unborn child.

Trisha and her husband of six years brought a beautiful baby boy into the world three years ago, but since the arrival of this living miracle, their struggles to have another child have been almost unbearable.

Facebook/Trisha Long Bell

But when Trisha heard the heartbreaking news about her newborn son Ezrah, she refused to allow the pain of her past miscarriages to swallow the hope for her son’s future.

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She would fight for him ’til the end.

Ezrah was born with no heartbeat, no oxygen to the brain and no pulse. After incurring severe brain injuries, the doctors advised Trisha to give up and “pull the plug” on him. They said he would have no quality of life.

But despite the odds being stacked against him, Trisha simply couldn’t do it.

Facebook/Trisha Long Bell

“Those eyes told us the future,” she later wrote.

In a viral Facebook post, Trisha shares how a mix of faith, maternal instinct and the magic of breast milk helped nurture her once lifeless son back to health—a feat doctors called impossible.

It reads:

My baby was born with no heartbeat. No oxygen to the brain. No pulse. He was revived after 11 long minutes. He was diagnosed with severe brain damage. I remember it like it was yesterday, being told my son would have no quality of life.. being told to just ‘pull the plug.’ I remember sitting in the hospital, praying, hoping, crying. I remember wanting to fix him. I remember feeling so useless, my body had failed my son. I felt broken. As I sat next to his bed trying to figure out what I could do to help him, I finally realized there WAS something I could do. As his mother, I knew I could provide the very most important thing that no one else could offer, MY MILK! I didn’t nurse my oldest son, Urijah, for more than 3 months. So with Ezrah I knew this was what I needed to do, without question, no matter how hard it got. He was fighting for his life, and this was the only way I could truly give him my all! I didn’t know if my milk would do much for his injury, but I had so much faith that it would. I had no idea how quickly I would learn the power of Mothers Milk. It is simply, pure MAGIC! And Now, 14 months later, I know my milk has played a part in healing my child’s brain injury. I KNOW it. Women’s bodies are SO incredible. The way we are so connected to our children. The way our bodies know exactly what to do during child birth. The way we heal… And then we choose to do it all over again! It’s incredibly beautiful. This picture shows MY MILK healing his little brain. I’ve had 7 miscarriages and this baby is my miracle along with my 3 year old. This picture will forever be so close to my heart.

Facebook/Trisha Long Bell

Below is a picture of a beaming little Ezrah holding a photo of himself in the hospital, back when medical professionals said there was no hope for his future and he would never live a normal life.

Facebook/Trisha Long Bell

THIS is a picture of the redemption of God.

And Ezrah was never called to live a “normal life” in the first place. He was called to live an extraordinary one, as we all are. And by the looks of him, I have no doubt that this precious little miracle will.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~Jeremiah 29:11

Kelsey Straeter
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Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.