Here are some stories from people who have been helped and supported by Cambridge Breastfeeding Alliance:
Thank you so much for the time you spent with me that day telling me I was doing a good job with the breastfeeding (or attempts at it). I felt so low and frustrated by the whole thing it was a real boost to my confidence to hear that someone thought I was doing well.
Also thank you for checking P’s tongue tie and getting in touch with the Lactation Consultant so quickly…the tongue tie [was] sorted the next day. The breastfeeding improved so much after that. By about 2 weeks later I was able to be exclusively breastfeeding P. And now we feel like real pros at breastfeeding. I am so glad we stuck with it. I think meeting you played a major part in that. So thank you again for your time! 🙂
“Dear Maddie and the team. I just wanted to say a big thank you for the warm welcome and huge help I received at the drop in today. Even though Matthew is my third baby it is still really difficult to believe that breastfeeding is the best thing when problems occur or things are hard. Visiting the clinic today has given me a new lease of energy and desire to carry on breastfeeding. Thank you – your work in invaluable and it is so good to know that there are people who care!” Nikki
“I am 38 weeks pregnant and went to the drop-in session at Trumpington Meadows Primary School today. At first I was a bit hesitant as I wondered whether I should attend a session before my baby is born, but I am so glad I did! Justine spoke to me for ages and gave me so much help and guidance and also pointed me in the direction of loads of useful resources. She encouraged me to stay and watch the other mothers with their babies and this is what I found most useful. We live in a society where you don’t see other woman breastfeeding – it’s difficult to do something which you have never really been exposed to! I found it fascinating to watch the babies latching and to see where moms were potentially going wrong. Seeing the ‘laid-back’ approach in action was incredible – I would never have believed that a newborn could navigate its way to the breast if I hadn’t seen it today. My advice is that all expectant mothers should drop in before birth – it has certainly given me much more confidence and now I know where to find support if I have any breastfeeding problems in future.” Anne
Thank you…for such a worthwhile cause and helping women to be supported in those early days and beyond.
Breastfeeding support changes the lives of mothers and babies. I want to live in a world where Breastfeeding support is valued. Thank you!
Such an important and brilliant support service – helped me so much whenever I had doubts or worries about feeding. New mums can be so exhausted, vulnerable and anxious and there really is no where else to turn for breastfeeding advice and help.
My daughter was born 3 weeks ago and I have seen first hand how important breastfeeding support is for new mums. Both a charity and state funded services provided brilliant support to my wife. A great cause. Ben
Thank you to Cambridge Breastfeeding Alliance for the fantastic work that you do!
Members of the Cambridge Breastfeeding alliance are the reason my daughter and I are still happily boobin’ at a year old; we never would have made it past a month without them. Amazing women, doing incredible things. Thank you…for all your hard work.
Cambridge Breastfeeding Alliance is a fantastic charity that have really helped me and my family. All the best of luck.
Mothers wishing to breastfeed should be supported in every way.
At 16m we are still feeding, I could not have continued without support.
Thanks for running CBA. Such an important organisation. Good luck with it!
Good luck and thank you from a Mummy who is very grateful for the breastfeeding support she received.
From a grateful mum who has received kindness and support from the group.
Did we help you or a family member? Would you like to write us your story? Stories help other people and help the powers that be understand how important it is to support services like CBA. We welcome stories from mothers, fathers, grandparents and other family members. What did out support mean to you? How could have things been different if we hadn’t been there to help?
You can send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
Perhaps you’d like to send your story to someone with the power to effect social change. Do you think breastfeeding support should be state funded? If you’d like to write to your county councillor about this issue, you can find details here:
The page above includes a link to an alphabetical pdf chart of photos all the Cambridgeshire County Councillors, with their division (area they represent) and their political party.
If you’re not sure which division your address is in, you can find out by putting your address or postcode in on this page:
– needs to include your name and address.
– You could tell them something about your experience of the support you received at CBA Breastfeeding Drop-In and what that meant to you.
– You can outline the problem: Funding has ended, due to children’s centres’ budget cuts, for many breastfeeding support groups across the county. Provision is now seriously affected.
– Our request is: Please work on a county wide strategy for breastfeeding support to make sure that all mums have access to timely, skillful support in the early days.