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£95raised of £100 target by 5 supporters

    Weʼve raised £95 to Andover Breastfeeding Drop in. This crucial service has not had funding renewed and so it dependant on donations and grants.

    Andover, UK
    Funded on Monday, 31st December 2018

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    Dexter was the youngest person to Walk the Testway 2018, along with the rest of the Bird family in order to raise funds for Andover's Breastfeeding drop-in classes.

    When my first child was born, I struggled with Breastfeeding, it hurt, was frustrating and exhausting. Fortunately there was an amazing local resource for Breastfeeding support, freely available to anyone who needed help.

    I also went to the drop-in sessions with my second child as he was so different I needed different support. With both children there was a need for minor medical intervention, and as well as breastfeeding support the team were able to signpost me to information and give reassurance. It was a lifeline and helped me avoid the worst of Post-Natal Depression, knowing there was someone to talk to without judgement, with care and kindness.

    The funding for this vital support has been cut, and is totally reliant on donations and grants, anything that you can give will help another mum feed her baby, access information and support, and be part of a community in those crucial first weeks..

    Please do sponsor us, everything helps.

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    • Katherine Bird1 year ago
      Katherine Bird

      Katherine Bird

      1 year ago

      Breastfeeding rates are dropping, in part due to the lack of post-natal support. Breastfeeding gives a baby the best start in life, and helps with mother/child bonding at such a crucial time. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/oct/24/breastfeeding-rate-declines-england-advice-goes-unheeded

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    • Katherine Bird1 year ago
      Katherine Bird

      Katherine Bird

      1 year ago

      With Paula and Mindy at the finish line, after they had done a very soggy 25.5 miles!

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 10/26/2018 07.01

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    5

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 26, 2018

      Great work! Well done to all of you and much much love. Xx

    • Rebecca Champ

      Rebecca Champ

      Oct 19, 2018

      £10.00

    • Georgina Goodman

      Georgina Goodman

      Oct 17, 2018

      Well done Team Bird

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 17, 2018

      Well done! Great achievement.

    • Emma P

      Emma P

      Oct 15, 2018

      So important. Thank you Katherine and family xx

      £5.00

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    Katherine Bird

    Katherine Bird

    Andover, UK

    I am an Andover resident, mum of two and manager of the Andover Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme, I have worked closely with the Breastfeeding Councillors to fund the service they provide, and make sure future mums get the support I had.

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