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Maternity donation will help mothers to breastfeed successfully

Posted on Thursday 28th April 2016

North Cumbria University Hospital NHS Trust’s Maternity Unit has been given a donation of £1,200 to help new mums breastfeed.

West Cumbria Peer Supporters in association with Howgill Children’s Centre in Whitehaven, raised £700 doing a sponsored walk and Sellafield have also donated £500.

The funding will be used to buy a breast pump for the maternity ward at West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

Helen Ferris, Infant Feeding Co-ordinator for North Cumbria, said: “We are committed to supporting mothers and their babies establish a good breastfeeding relationship, and donations such as these go a long way in helping us do that. The breast pump will be a fantastic resource for West Cumberland Hospital. It will help mothers to increase their milk supply, should they need to, contributing to a successful breastfeeding journey with their little one.”

Vicky Doyle, Child and Family Health Team Practitioner for the Howgill Centre, said: “Howgill family centre remain committed to provide help and support to breastfeeding mums and their families and work in partnership with local midwifes and health visitors to encourage successful breastfeeding in Copeland.”

For anyone needing any support with breastfeeding can contact Vicky on 01946 64600 or come along to the group that runs on Tuesdays at the South Whitehaven children’s centre (valley) 1pm-2:30pm