It is great to see our donations in use and helping the Mums and Babies in our community.
Kimberley gave birth to her daughter Isla via emergency C-section, 8 weeks early in August this year. Just days later New Zealand moved to Alert Level 4 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still recovering herself, Kimberley felt anxious about unexpectedly caring for her baby in the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) and about being able to provide breast milk to feed her beautiful new baby girl.
Last year, North Shore Hospital SCBU received a donation of breast pumps from Well Foundation’s long standing community partner and supporter, The Rotary Club of East Coast Bays. Use of the pumps is promoted widely in the unit as a new mother’s breast milk production is sometimes delayed when a baby is born prematurely which can cause additional anxiety and stress for both mum and baby.