This year, give back to support breastfeeding

December 28, 2013

NurturingLife.logo_w_RNurturingLife.logo_w_R NurturingLife.logo_w_R-1As the year draws to a close some of you may be thinking of ways to give back in support of causes close to your heart.

Motherlove was founded on the idea that the gifts of the natural world can nurture the most the most basic elements of life - pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding.  So we are always looking for ways to give back in support of breastfeeding and the appreciation of nature.

In 2005 we established the Nurturing Life Foundation, part of the original vision of our founder Kathryn Higgins.  Today, a portion of every sale of Motherlove products is directed to the Foundation, which in turn grants funds to organizations that nurture life through support of breastfeeding and nature programs for children.  It’s our way of giving back so that more children can grow, blossom, and have the opportunity to experience the beauty and wonder of the natural world.

We invite you to check out some of the breastfeeding organizations below that have benefited from our Foundation, and consider supporting them, too!  You can also see this page for a larger list of the organizations we have supported.

Maternal Wellness Center, Philadelphia:  The Maternal Wellness Center’s Healthy Mom’s Initiative provides holistic birth education programs to low-income women, including breastfeeding education.

Nurse-Family Partnership, Larimer County, Colorado.  The Nurse-Family Partnership is a voluntary prevention program which provides nurse home visitation services to low income, first-time mothers throughout pregnancy and until their babies are two years old.  We provided funds for the purchase of several multi-user breastpumps for loan to mothers.

BELLAS  (Breastfeeding Encouragement, Learning, Liaison, and Support), Charlotte, North Carolina.  BELLAS provides breastfeeding support for low income, minority and teenage mothers who often lack the resources to obtain lactation assistance.  Our donation enabled BELLAS to train six peer counselors.

Breastfeeding Resource Center, Philadelphia.  The Breastfeeding Resource Center is a community based nonprofit organization committed to providing expert clinical and educational breastfeeding services for uninsured, under-insured or low-income families.

Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation, New Jersey.  The Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation supports the Clara Maass Medical Center, a community hospital which provides health care regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.  Low income women who give birth there are in particular need of breastfeeding support.  Our donation supported a part-time lactation specialist.

Of course, there are many other organizations which support breastfeeding, such as La Leche League and  non-profit donor milk banks which need your support. 

Which breastfeeding organizations do you support?  Feel free to share!

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