Marianne - posted on 02/08/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
Save Northamptonshire's Breastfeeding Support Service
Lead petitioner : Mrs Sophie Bennett
Save Northamptonshire's breastfeeding support services, including Baby Cafe drop-in service and the Mum to Mum Breastfeeding Support Project.
We are petitioning for the Council's Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Services Robin Brown, to take our concerns to the PCT.
The PCT have not commissioned any breastfeeding support services for the year 2012/2013, resulting in the closure of the Northampton Baby Cafe and the ending of the Mum to Mum Breastfeeding Support project.
Northampton's Baby Cafe opened in 2004 and since then has helped 1,600 mothers. The Mum to Mum Breastfeeding support project has offered support to 5,585 mothers in it's first year.
These two services provide valuable specialist help to mothers who choose to breastfeed, and are real lifeline to them and their babies. Funding is needed to keep the Baby Cafe drop-in service open, and so that the Mum to Mum project can continue training peer supporters, providing up to date information and offer valuable support to new mothers and their babies.
With your help and support we hope to keep the Baby Cafe open and Mum to Mum Breastfeeding Support running to help even more mothers and their babies to breastfeed. Thankyou for signing.