Breastfeeding community rally around mum in need.
A post shared on Pinky McKay Facebook page requests for urgent assistance to provide a family with human breastmilk to help out a mum recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
“**Urgent Request** A mother diagnosed with breast cancer needs to immediately wean her 9mo baby before starting chemo in two weeks.
The family are devastated at such an abrupt end to breastfeeding and hope to keep their little girl on human milk until 12 months but in the immediate circumstances, need to dramatically reduce feeds and introduce donor milk by bottle this weekend. This bed-sharing, fully-breastfed baby needs up to a litre per day in the first instance while we work out exactly how much she will need ongoing.
South-eastern suburbs. Collection and drop off being facilitated by Southern Natural Parenting Network, so almost all areas of Melbourne are possible.
Coordination of donations is being organised on this support page”
The private group set up for support already has nearly 200 members.
They explain, “A very dear member of Southern Natural Parenting Network has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The Village is ready to rally around her for love, support and care during this difficult and exhausting time.
This group will be used to coordinate fundraising, meal deliveries, EBM donations, house cleaning…..and whatever else the family needs.”
If you are able to help please contact the group and let them know.
It is so awesome to see such a strong support network for a mum in need.
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