Weʼve raised £750 to Donate to La leche League
- Maidstone, United Kingdom
- Funded on Monday, 25th April 2016
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A recent report in the Lancet Medical Journal found that over 800,000 children could be prevented from dying worldwide if more women breastfed. It also revealed that fewer than 1% of babies were breastfed up to their first birthday in the UK.
The process prevents mothers from some cancers and increases IQ in the infant, also reducing the risk of many-many life long conditions such as obesity, diabetes, bowel disorders.
We have the luxury of choice in the developing world (& so we should), however, many women suffer the immense pain of watching their babies die as a result of an inability to feed effectively.
Whatever your circumstance, be it in the UK where there is a 24hr help-line and hundreds of support groups, or abroad in a refugee camp with no money or ability to sterilise, the need for support and information to achieve effective feeding remains vital.
You are helping the mother but also providing that child with a life long gift.
Breastfeeding can sometimes be seamless, but often it's a massive, heartbreaking challenge and this charity does incredible work both at home and around the world to help overcome this and improve the lives of thousands.
Thank you for helping to give boobs a chance!! ;)
- 6 years ago
Emily Mandal6 years ago
A little sore today, hobbling around work for both of us but overall no pain just some rather angry toes! Planning the next one already :)
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Jodie, Rich and Isla
Apr 25, 2016
Well done - what an amazing achievement!
Apr 19, 2016
Apr 18, 2016
Amazing work guys! xx
Apr 17, 2016
Good luck it's an amazing charity that has supported me to feed both of my children X Cheryl X
Apr 17, 2016
The sun is shining for you! Total respect for what you are both attempting - good luck and well done Xx
Apr 15, 2016
Saw your appeal in the surgery today. Just wanted to wish you good luck.
Apr 15, 2016
Have a brilliant run. Enjoy every step.
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
We are doing the previously unthinkable and running a stupid distance in the name of a bit of milk! (Brighton marathon) we don't normally ask for donations as we find it all a bit awkward but I can honestly say we are really scared about this one and know it's going to hurt!