If the information or links on this web page have helped you in any way, please consider saying thank you by donating to one of the charity organisations below:
The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM) is a voluntary organisation founded in 1979 by a group of mothers experienced in breastfeeding counselling. Charity status was awarded to the organisation in 1980 and the Association continues to grow steadily throughout the UK. As a charitable organisation, they rely on grants, donations and membership subscriptions to continue their aims. They also work hard to minimise their costs and justify all our expenditure.
Members of the ABM are mainly mothers who are breastfeeding or have breastfed their children in the past. Some breastfed easily without problems and some have experienced varying degrees of difficulty. Other members include supportive health professionals such as midwives, health visitors, lactation consultants and GPs.
They operate a voluntary telephone helpline for any mother who needs to speak to a trained breastfeeding counsellor and also offer counselling by letter and email, although urgent counselling is best done by telephone. The ABM also run many breastfeeding support groups and train mother supporters and breastfeeding counsellors.
You can help them continue their excellent work by donating. As an example of where your money would help”
£5 will buy a set of tummy size balls
£15 will pay for membership (reduced fee)
£25 will pay for Mother Supporter training
£40 will pay for membership (reduced) & Mother supporter training
£55 paid for a member’s conference place
You can donate here
The Hertfordshire Milk Bank is a not-for-profit organisation that will provide safe, screened donor milk to neonatal units across London and the southeast.
Milk banks are a little known service, which operate in a very similar manner to the blood transfusion service. They provide safe, screened donated breast milk to premature infants who have no access to maternal milk, reducing the babies’ risk of life-threatening and life-limiting complications. The Hertfordshire milk bank are working to establish a not-for-profit milk bank that can assure the safety and reliability of provision to neonatal units across London and the southeast, while supporting and enhancing local postnatal services. They also aim to create a first-of-its-kind biobank of milk samples that would enable a varied research programme, including studies into infant nutrition, cancer prevention, and the wellbeing of mums after delivery.
The milk bank is currently fundraising to purchase vital equipment so that they can start providing breast milk to vulnerable babies as soon as possible.
You can donate here