Understand that her body can be cruel
The day Savannah died, Martin and her family all drove to Pensacola, Florida and watched the sunset. But since it was three days after birth, Martin’s milk came in on the way home. Breast milk and postpartum depression are often salt in the wound for mothers who lose their babies. Martin said she didn’t know about milk donation, but looking back she wishes she could have donated Savannah’s organs and her milk. Some parents find that donation gives their babies lives more of a legacy.