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PumpPal

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  • What is PumpPal?
PumpPal is an initiative I am piloting  to support mums in Irish children's hospitals to provide breastmilk for their babies.
The 6 month pilot began  in June 2018 in Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin. 

  • Why is it called PumpPal?
In children's hospitals, the majority of babies cannot physically breastfeed as they are too unwell. If the mum wishes to provide breast milk for her baby, a breastpump is usually required. It is extremely challenging to learn how to express breast milk  while also caring for a sick child.
In addition to this, Dublin's children's hospitals care for the most unwell babies from all over Ireland so many of the parents do not have family or a support network nearby. The title of the initiative combines 'Pump' with 'Pal' to focus on the motivation behind it: to provide support to mums.

  • How will your donation be spent?
Your donation will assist me to fund the 6 month pilot in Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin.  100 PumpPal Support Kits have been delivered to begin the pilot and I am working on fundraising and donations of items to fill the next 100 kits.
Your donation will be spent on items to fill the kits as pictured in the gallery above:

  • Reusable bag
  • Tupperware container
  • Mug, spoon and porridge sachets
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Travel size toiletries, lip balm, eye mask, ear plugs
  • Photo keyring & small book to encourage bonding with baby 
  • Breast pump cleaning brush & fairy liquid
  • Microwaveable sterilising bag 
  • Advice leaflet on expressing breastmilk 
A donation of €25 will provide an entire support kit for a mum and baby.
Thank you so much for your generosity and support. 



Supporters

67
05-10-2018

Caitriona

Great initiative! Visited a friend in Crumlin whose little boy was in for heart surgery... she could have done with one of these little sets...support really helps when you're breast feeding! Hope the pilot goes well. I'll post it to my local breastfeeding group....

25.00
02-10-2018

Ciara & Rob Roddie

Keep up the great work Jan :)

50.00
29-09-2018

Rebecca McAllister

Keep up the good work Jan ❤️

25.00
29-09-2018

Michelle Ruttledge

What a great idea! This would have been useful during my emergency admissions to CHC while my son was awaiting surgery for VSD repair. Well done!

25.00
24-09-2018

Karen, Alex & Sam

Thank you for all your help!

50.00
18-09-2018

Anonymous

25.00

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