Mother of 6-week-old baby calls 911 in the middle of the night because she ran out of milk

It was 2:12 a.m. on January 28 and Shannon Bird had just about run out of options. Her six-week-old baby was screaming. She was hungry, but Bird was unable to feed her and with her husband gone and four other children sleeping she couldn’t run to the store to get formula.

So she called 911.

“I’ve been calling neighbors and no one will answer,” the mother of five told the 911 dispatcher. “I’ve never been in this predicament ever.”

“My milk just literally dried out.”

Bird, who had previously breastfed her other four children, told the dispatcher that she called her husband and the two tried to come up with solutions. She called neighbors, but since it was the middle of the night no one picked up. Her last resort was 911.

Officer Brett Wagstaff of Lone Peak Police in Utah, responded. Before arriving at Bird’s he bought a gallon of milk. Although when he arrived that’s when he realized Bird’s daughter needed formula.