There are so many babies in the world who, for one reason or another (premature, sick etc), are unable to feed from their mothers breast. This is so hard on both mothers and babies! Many of these women want to know that their children are getting the best vitamins, nutrients, antibodies etc, into their bodies from the get go. The great news is, you and I can help with that!
UKAMB are a fantastic organisation that allow women to donate their breastmilk to families in need of it! How cool is that??! I didn't know about this until a few years ago! I am so amazed by all the work that they do - educating, raising funds, supporting donor bank staff - and all the incredible women out there who donate, time and again, to help their sisters-from-other-misters and their children who are in need -- what a wonderful community of support!
Your Closest Milk Bank
Click here to find your closest milk bank and find out whether your eligible to donate (as there are a few guidelines)!
Breastfeeding Support Cards
Breastfeeding is a beautiful bond shared between mother and baby. I love breastfeeding — I know many women who do — but that doesn’t mean that we don’t all go through our tough times with it — those first few days can be especially gruelling!
As a mum of four boys, I know that sometimes it can feel like the nights are never-ending and the sleep deprivation will last forever. As much as we love it, it can be hard to manage, especially if it’s 3am and the baby has been crying for two hours none stop. Sometimes you really could do to know that someone is there for you, thinking of you and that, in the wee small hours of the night, you are not alone.
Here is where these cards come in!
There have been many times when I could have used support, or given it to another lady, but I just didn’t know how I could receive it or how I could give it out. These “Breastfeeding Support Cards” have been designed for people like you and I, who just want to show a little love and care to our wives, sisters, mothers, aunts and friends. They are a way to let them know that they are doing a fab job, and that although it may be tough right now, it will be oh so worth it!
Click on the images below to check them out!
Leave a comment below and let us know how you're helping other mamas -- or if you yourself need help!