Kaleena, a teenager figured out about her pregnancy when she visited her family doctor for a routine check-up. As was too young and high in school so it was difficult for her to react to the news. Kaleena underwent two more tests and got to know that her family doctor was right about her condition. Her early pregnancy put her in a difficult situation.
While talking about Kaleena’s pregnancy, her stepmother, Kirsten Ballard told that her daughter was put in a difficult situation where she had to make tough adult decisions.
What did Kaleena realize?
In no time, Kaleena realized that she didn’t have the adult life experiences that are you need to bring a child in this world and then perfectly look after him/her. Kaleena made the toughest and an important decision of her life; the decision to place her child for adoption.
When she talked, she revealed that she wanted to give birth to the child but she didn’t want to be selfish by raising the child all on her own without any experiences or training. In this case, the best option that appeared in her mind was adoption.
The family Kaleena find for adoption
Luckily, Kaleena found a reliable family friend who was up for adoption. This made her believe that her decision of adoption was right and feasible so she should definitely go for it.
Well, her pregnancy went smoothly. During the 4th month of pregnancy, she started to interact with the adoption family regularly. She finalized everything with the family and started to update them about her health.
In addition to that, she also sent them her ultrasound photos, her reports, and everything related to the baby. In short, she kept the family updated on what was going on. Throughout her pregnancy, Kaleena was highly concerned about the child’s health and safety. She did an extensive pre-natal search for her child. She wanted to deliver the baby safe and sound.
Interesting facts Kaleena realized about the baby
Meanwhile, she discovered a very interesting fact about kid’s health and growth. She figured out that the kids fed on breast milk are more likely to grow well as compared to the kids fed on formula milk. Her home health nurse confirmed the information. T
That’s when Kaleena decided to make another important decision after her kid’s adoption. She decided to put her child for adoption on one condition; condition to feed her kid on breast milk only. She wanted to do this for her child.
Kaleena delivered the baby safely and named her Raylei. She told the family in the hospital about her will to bring up her child on breast milk only. The teen mom also promised them to send her breast milk when Raylie will be taken away to the adoption family’s house. The family agreed to it.
Kaleena’s decision with breastfeeding
The kids that get breast milk go way ahead of the game. She said she wanted her kid to do best in further life so she didn’t compromise in her health.
In the beginning, it was a tough practice for Kaleena to pump out her breast milk in a large quantity to meet Raylie’s demand. She did a terrific job by pushing herself beyond the limits and managed to produce the milk more than Raylie’s need even.
Her constant efforts didn’t go in vain.She realized it when one day the adoption family called her to tell her that she should stop sending the milk. They asked her to stop because there was no more place in the freezer to store the milk for the kid.
Donating breast milk is allowed
At first, Kaleena felt accomplished then soon she realized that she had to do something with the milk that she was producing daily.
Eventually, she got to know that it is possible to donate breast milk. The NICU babies are actually fed on the breast milk available in the breast milk bank. This was another chance for her to do something beneficial for the kids. She decided to donate her milk to those kids.
In no time, she donated a considerable amount of milk to a milk bank in Colorado.
She no more sends her milk for Raylie but the adoptive family keeps her updated about her daughter. They want her to remain in Raylie’s life. She is very happy and grateful for that.