Thanks to Barbara Crowther of Sustain, who tells us that the mother was rescued too and both of them reunited with the father and their 3 year old who had both been rescued before them. It is the most amazing breastfeeding story.
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Many thanks to Save the Children for responding to our complaint about a Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal showing a bottle-fed child with no mention of the risks in these circumstances.
More links to other stories where breastfeeding has saved lives:A 10 day old baby kept alive by breastfeeding. https://people.com/human-interest/turkey-syria-earthquake-woman-breastfed-newborn-trapped-under-rubble/Necla Camuz was trapped under rubble with her newborn son for almost four days – and then she heard dogs barking in the distance.
Miracles do happen during rescue efforts for earthquake victims in Türkiye.
Some 55 hours after the earthquakes hit southern Türkiye, rescue teams pulled out an 18-month-old baby girl alive from the rubble. Masal was rescued from under the quake debris in the Kahramanmaraş province, where it had its epicenter. Ömer Kıraççakalı, the girl’s father, who himself emerged from the rubble soon after the earthquakes, was reunited with his baby after 55 hours of hopeful waiting. Efforts are underway to rescue the mother, Yeliz Kıraççakalı 23, who remains under the rubble on Wednesday.
Kıraççakalı reportedly told rescue teams that she kept her baby alive by breastfeeding.