If a baby needs hospital care, it is very difficult for the mother to maintain breastfeeding. The baby might be too poorly to feed, or the mother might not always be able to stay with the baby in hospital. In order to maintain breastfeeding, mothers are given the chance to express milk which can then be fed to the baby by tube or bottle, depending on the condition.
The Symphony Electric Breast Pump is a hospital-grade pump that is particularly beneficial to new mothers who may not have expressed before. The pump has been on trial at Warrington but unfortunately, due to budget restrictions, the NHS are unable to buy it. The pump is essential to ensure continued breastfeeding, which is particularly beneficial to sick or low birth weight babies.
Beneficiaries: Babies needing hospital care in Warrington.
PROJECT UPDATE: this equipment was delievered in summer 2012.