Support from our volunteers

WHAT WE CAN OFFER MOTHERS IN SPELTHORNE

 

 

FREE LOAN OF A BREAST PUMP

We have a limited of number of breast pumps available to loan through our Pump Loan Agents who are local volunteers that will supply you with a breast pump and be available to give your information and support around expressing and feeding your baby.

Loan of our pumps is free. We only charge £10 per disposable breast pump kits (so if you want to double pump £20). If this is not affordable for we may be able to waive this charge. We ask that pumps are borrowed for a maximum of four weeks. If a pump is not returned within six weeks, then the borrower will be responsible for the cost of a new replacement pump of the same model. (Cost at 27.03.20: £119.95)


ESSENTIAL PACKS FOR FAMILIES

We are partnering with Stanwell Foodbank to provide “essential packs” to families that have recently had a baby. We can also supply a Hospital pack of essentials to pregnant women.

These packs mainly consist of donations we receive and will vary in content but we aim to include a supply of nappies, wipes, nappy bags, toiletries and sanitary products. A volunteer will be able to deliver this to your home and offer you any further support you need.


INFANT FEEDING SUPPORT

Our volunteers, who are all mothers themselves, are able to offer you information and support if you have any questions or difficulties feeding your baby. They are trained in supporting women who are breast or bottle feeding.

Once we have received your request for support you will be matched with a local volunteer who will contact you at a mutually convenient time. They can support you via phone, email or Zoom.


MUM-TO-MUM BUDDY

If you are feeling lonely or isolated during this time and just want someone to talk to, our volunteers can lend a listening ear. They have all been trained in listening skills and can offer you a non judgemental space to share your feelings.