Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 / News 12 NBC 26 at 6 O’Clock
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — Alicia Fessler and her precious little boy, Cooper, have spent a lot of time in hospitals.
“He started to lose blood to the lower half of his body, and his organs basically were going into failure because they didn’t have blood flow,” Fessler said.
He was only five days old when they found out he needed open heart surgery to save his life.
“You feel so helpless when you’re in the hospital watching your own little baby laying there and not being able to do anything for him,” Fessler said.
So, she did the only thing she could: she pumped. That way, her breast milk would be available when her little one was finally able to be taken off IV fluids.
“It is a lot of work. Even though we weren’t breast feeding, I’d still have to …