Stop cuts to programs for moms and babies
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I am a new mom to twin girls. The girls struggled with feeding due to prematurity. The lactation consultants at the Health Sciences Centre in Wpg made all the difference. They took the time to teach my husband & I how to bottle feed the girls, which turned out to be a very involved process. I could not breastfeed as planned because the twins were too small & too weak. The lactation consultants had the expertise the nurses simply did not have. Additionally the nurses are busy with many many other responsibilities.
Teaching and helping moms feed the newest members of our society needs to be a priority. To send moms home from the hospital unsure or uncomfortable with feeding will lead to adverse effects on the infants health.
Please sign this petition and show the Pallister government that the recent cuts to the lactation consultant services at the Health Sciences Centre are unacceptable and that we as Manitobans and Canadians value the health of the most vulnerable: infants. Pallister Government, reinstate the lactation consultants at HSC!
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