Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 2, 1973 · Page 11
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January 2, 1973

Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 11

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ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, TUES., JAN. 2, 1973 Page 11 Finds Mother's Milk Only Answer WEST UNION, Iowa (AP>- Flndlng a simple formula for raising children is as difficult as finding an Jionest politician In an election year. James end Ellen Guyer now realize how difficult raising a small child can be. For them, it is a matter of life or death. Three years ago, Mrs. Guyer gave birth to a son, Jimmy Junior. Breast-fed, the lad grew by all measures of normalcy, to the lively, extroverted boy he is today. y Jimmy Junior has a little sister, Jacqueline Danielle, born last Feb. 27. Now 10 months old, baby sister Danielle has surprised everyone. She wasn't expected to live. "I nursed Jimmy and had no problems. Then, we decided not to nurse the girl when she was born. There were no other complications about the birth, but when Danielle was 10 days old, I noticed she had turned very pale. Even blue. So we took her to the doctor. It worried us," understates the child's mother. The Guyers' family physician at West Union, Dr. Larry B o e k e, examined the infant and recommended admitting her to St Francis hospital at LaCrosse, Wis., where specialists could examine Danielle further. "We went up there and I stayed for three days. She was in intensive care all that time and near death. She kept getting weaker and weaker and the doctors didn't know what to do," recalles Ellen Guyer. The infant was bleeding internally and suffering severe diarrhea. Nothing she ate could be assimilated by the baby's body. She had to be fed through her tiny veins and even then she suffered a drastic weight loss. At birth, Danielle weighed six pounds, 3 ounces. A month lat­ er her weight had dropped to less than four pounds. "The doctors frankly told me there was no hope for her. They couldn't find out what was wrong and we were about ready to give up on her," says Mrs. Guyer. "Then, almost as an afterthought, they tried mother's milk—and she got better," she said. Doctors diagnosed her problem as an allergy to all liquids and solids except mother's milk. After six weeks at the LaCrosse hospital, Mr. and Mrs. Guyer brought their daughter home. Her peculiar allergy to cow's milk or other synthetic supplements continued. And so did the demand for mother's milk. An organization in LaCrosse, mothers who supply breast milk to nursing mothers, offered a supply to Mrs. Guyer. The milk was frozen and sealed in small jars. Wisconsin and Iowa state troopers then delivered the milk daily to the Guyer family in West Union. "Her weight has tripled since being breast-fed. She's such a good baby that 1 can't complain about her. After the ordeal she has been through, we're just thankful that she's alive," commented Mrs. Guyer. Mrs. Guyer is forthright: "Now, of course I wish I had breast-fed Danielle like I did Jimmy Junior. Then we wouldn't have had all these problems and trouble. And Danielle would have been spared the pain also. We still worry about her a lot." When the LaCrosse supply was exhausted, the Guyers purchased milk from a so-called "milk bank" at Minneapolis. The milk is flown from Minneapolis to Waterloo where the Guyers pick it up. It costs $10.50 a flight and 25 cents an ounce for the milk. The matter of economics has forced the 25-year-old school teacher and his 23-year-old wife to seek other, less expensive sources for the precious milk diet. "I've called hospitals in the area and a girlfriend stopped by to volunteer. We just simply need more milk for Danielle and I thought advertising might help," said the mother. Now, the at ractive mother and her husband await responses to their newspaper advertisements for breast milk. So does a wide-eyed, fuzzy blonde headed baby. In the Middle Ages, the groom slipped a ring on his bride's ring finger in accordance with an ancient belief that this digit was connected directly to the heart, the seat of love. A?,. 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