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Kiwi mum refuses painkillers after crash to feed baby

A kiwi mum injured in a serious car crash refused painkillers for four hours – so she could breastfeed her baby.

Danni Bett
Danni Bett

Danni Bett was travelling with her two month old daughter in the outskirts of Christchurch when she lost control of her vehicle, smashing into a metal fence.

The incident left Danni with shooting pains down her back and legs, and she was placed in a neck brace by paramedics.

But rather than accept strong pain killers to deal with her injuries, Danni’s only concern was her baby – who thankfully was unharmed in the incident.

As soon as the pair were reunited, Danni fed and comforted Indi from her hospital bed, with a nurse capturing the beautiful moment.

She told Stuff: “I wanted to calm her. After a traumatic day as it is, to give her that [a bottle] would not be right.”

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