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Knitted Breasts!!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by jen24, May 26, 2010.


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    lol! that's quite - strange!
     
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    That would be weird holding soft boobies :confused1:
     
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    First I thought it would be used after mastectomy:eek:
     
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    how strange...

    but its good if it works :)
     
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    I cannot get the link up - what are they ?? do u mean boobie warmers???:D:D
     
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    Mother's Union knits woolly breasts

    A Mothers' Union has taken a break from knitting baby clothes and blankets to fulfil a special commission from the NHS - creating 150 woollen breasts.

    The Somerset branch was asked to produce the items, which come in several colours, as a better alternative to balloons.

    Now the creations are helping teach breastfeeding mothers how to express their milk and deal with problems like blocked ducts and mastitis.

    NHS infant feeding specialist Louise Stickland said: "In the past our breastfeeding trainers had to use balloons to demonstrate feeding skills, but when I heard the Mothers' Union did knitting of clothes for premature babies, I asked if they would be prepared to knit 150 breasts so I could make them available as a training aid to every health visitor, community nurse and nursery nurse involved in supporting new breastfeeding mums.

    "To my delight, they agreed and enrolled four of their best knitters, who have done an outstanding job."

    Shirley Dibbs, liaison officer at the Mothers' Union in Somerset, said: "Members of the Mothers' Union are always ready to help good causes and we often produce knitted clothes for very small premature babies.

    "However, I think this is the first time we have had a request to knit woollen breasts. In fact, at first I misunderstood and thought they needed 150 woollen vests!

    "Our members across Somerset were very pleased to help, many are mothers themselves and we all recognise the benefits breastfeeding brings new babies."

    The knitted breasts are being distributed to health visitors, community nurses and nursery nurses across Somerset to use as a training aid with new mothers.
     
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