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A mother’s milk is the most suitable and necessary nutrient for a child in the first months of their life. Its content has not yet been fully researched, but it is irreplaceable. Moreover, breastfeeding is healthy not only for the newborn but also for the new mother. It stimulates physiological chain reactions in the body which eases the postpartum period, as well as promotes the formation of a spiritual bond between mother and baby. However, breastfeeding does not always come as easy and naturally as one may wish. It may be painful and create anxiety in the new mother. In such cases, support from professionals is useful.

As of March 2021, a “Breastfeeding Room” created with the support of donors is available at Riga Maternity Hospital, where new mothers can receive breastfeeding consultations paid for by the Foundation in a calm and undisturbed environment. During the consultation, new mothers can ask questions about breastfeeding and the first months together with the baby, as well as receive undivided attention, support and practical advice from a certified professional on how to make breastfeeding easier and more efficient. Oftentimes such support is everything a mother needs to turn breastfeeding from exhausting work into a moment of relaxation.

We invite you to contribute to a nutritious meal for new mothers and babies by donating to this project! Cost of one consultation: EUR 36.00. 

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