Low Income Families in Need of Breast Pumps and Breastfeeding Education

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Nonprofit Web site supplies pumps and breastfeeding education to mothers in need.

According to research conducted by the Mother and Infant Research Unit at the University of York, in England, low income babies, who need the immunological, psychological and economical benefits the most, are more than 25 percent less likely to breastfeed than women with larger incomes.

Despite the fact that virtually all health and nutrition authorities agree that breastfeeding and pumping are the preferred feeding methods, the majority of low income American babies are raised on infant formula. In order to improve breastfeeding and pumping rates, GotBreastPump.com is collecting donated breast pumps and offering those pumps to mothers in need.

"Human milk is the most healthful feeding option available, and is especially critical for premature and sick infants," said Wendy Williamson, a mother of two children and advocate for breast pumping. "By providing valuable breast milk information and distributing donated breast pumps, GotBreastPump.com hopes to provide low income families with healthy baby feeding methods and materials."

Low income women tend to deliver babies prematurely, causing low birth weights and health complications. The United States Department of Agriculture also reports that these women tend to bottle feed their babies using infant formula, which increases health problems and healthcare costs.

GotBreastPump.com's efforts to dedication to educating low income women about the benefits of breast milk will not only help to increase breastfeeding and pumping rates amongst low income mothers, but will also improve the health of low income babies, while reducing health care expenditures.

To learn more about how to donate your breast pump, or to receive a donated breast pump, visit http://www.GotBreastPump.com.

About GotBreastPump.com

GotBreastPump.com is a Web site geared toward educating new mothers about the great benefits of breast pumping for both baby and mother. Wendy Williamson, mother of two and founder of GotBreastPump.com, hopes to create a greater awareness of donating breast milk and breast pumps to mothers who want to provide their milk to premature or ill babies.

To learn more about breast pumping, GotBreastPump.com and Wendy Williamson, please visit http://www.GotBreastPump.com.

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