Photo of father 'breastfeeding' newborn daughter goes viral

A man uses a special system to help breast feed his newborn daughter. (WBAY via CNN Newsource)

You may have seen the picture going around on social media of a father “breastfeeding” his newborn daughter.

The story behind it is capturing hearts.

New mother April had a rough delivery of daughter Rosalia.

As she recovered in the ICU, she couldn't breastfeed right away as planned.

So her nurse Cybil stepped into help.

She created a supplemental nursing system to help new mothers.

Since April couldn't use it, her husband Maxamillion gladly volunteered.

Using a fake nipple shield, a feeding tube, syringe and formula, Rosalia latched on for her first meal.

The picture of the special moment between father and daughter has been shared tens of thousands of times online.

Max says he has no plans to breastfeed again but wants to help improve the system for future dads.

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