The struggle was real for new dad Chris Allen when his breastfeeding fiancee Jennifer tapped out to go back to work and sent him in to take over feeding duty.
Why? Because their little baby girl Destiny wouldn’t take a bottle. So Allen decided to MacGyver up a solution by cutting a hole in his tank top around the left breast, then sticking a bottle through it, so that only the nipple poked out—just like an actual mama’s boob.
Pure. Genius! How has no one ever thought of this before?
The crafty dad shared his awesome trick on Facebook in a short video called “When Mama’s Not Home and Baby Wants Boob.” He also posted it on the Breastfeeding Mama Talk page, where it quickly began to go viral.
“Mommy had to go to work, so daddy’s helping out,” Allen explains in the clip. “I guess it’s like breastfeeding right? Gotta love it.”
Destiny clearly seems to agree—just look at her contently sipping away on that bottle while snuggled up to her dad’s chest. Aww! That’s a serious Father of the Year contender right there! Although… judging from his hashtags, it appears Allen may be using a Tommee Tippee bottle, so someone might want to warn him about the company’s recent sippy cup recall, for future reference.
Allen’s video of the nursing hack has been watched more than five million times, and several users have petitioned for the inventive papa to score an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”—where we can only imagine the talk show host will bestow upon him a lifetime supply of tank tops with pre-cut holes for “breast” feeding.
That is, unless Regina George waltzes in to try to steal all the credit.