We were pleased to be able to help a Kent based community interest company (CIC) with a donation towards the purchase of pumps so that mothers struggling to breastfeed can still give their milk to their baby.
The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond - but this can be a challenge for many mothers.
PSBreastfeeding (PSB) is a Kent-based social enterprise CIC that aims to support breastfeeding. Working with local bodies such as Kent County Council, they provide a number of services including: drop-in clinics run by qualified breastfeeding consultants and counsellors, one-to-one consultations with mothers, antenatal sessions and a breastfeeding helpline.
Recently they approached us via our Community Service Committee, asking if we can help them purchase some breastpumps. Our committee was happy to make a donation of £450 to cover the cost of three breastpumps. These will be loaned to families at a lowered cost. Rtn Maxine Blades visited PSB in person to hand over the cheque to Lactation Consultant Hannah Croft.
For more information about PSB, click here.
Hannah runs the specialist led drop-in group at the Oasis Cafe every Thursday 11.30am to 1.00pm.
Picture: Rtn Maxine Blades hands over the cheque to Lactation Consultant Hannah Croft, watched by others. Picture: Rotary Club of Canterbury.