The Pumping It Forward Project has proved to be highly successful since it delivered it’s very first pump in August 2016. To date, it has seen 15 brand new, hospital grade double pumps gifted to professionals and organisations dedicated to supporting breastfeeders and their families.
In December 2016, two very cool things happened.
Rodney Whyte (Therapeutic Medicines Specialist in Pregnancy and Lactation) at Monash Health, was so impressed with the work done by the Pumping It Forward Project, that he personally made a donation that paid for one pump for us to donate to another worthy recipient. The pump Rodney paid for was sent to Susan Paterson at the Specialist Breastfeeding Service at The Northern Hospital in Epping, VIC. Rodney’s generous donation is greatly appreciated and we just know that Susan and her team will put their pump to good use.
Perhaps even more cool is that Spectra Baby Australia are enjoying the success of our project so much, that they have thoughtfully offered to match our donations, pump for pump. This means we get to give out twice as many pumps!
I have always known that our breastfeeding community was full of kind and thoughtful people, but these benevolent acts have made me incredibly proud to be a part of our Pumping It Forward Project. We are sharing the love and creating goodwill for all involved.
The only problem is that our list of professionals and organisations fit to receive our donations is dwindling! We never expected it to be as successful as it has been! But I’m sure we’ll manage… Somehow 😉
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