Click here to read the results of our survey:a.molloy-survey results.pdf
One of our aims is to look at areas that we know parents need some extra support in such as lactational assistance. We have had numerous queries from parents looking for information or help with expressing or breastfeeding. Although we are not a breastfeeding organisation and we would support a parent’s choice of feeding regardless of what it was, we know that many parents run into problems with expressing or breastfeeding and we want to try help in any way we can.
As parents who have all had premature babies, we know how traumatic and how stressful it is for parents and families when their baby arrives prematurely. Similarly, we fully understand how difficult it can be for mothers who are trying to express milk or breastfeed under such challenging and tiring circumstances.
The aim of this survey is to look at the support, information, and understanding we get as parents when it comes to expressing or breastfeeding our babies. We want to try make sure every parent whether your express or breastfeed for one day, one week, one month whatever, has easy access to help that might make a difference to you.
By completing this survey we can look at providing evidence to the government and other agencies to highlight that both parents and the NICU’s/ SCBU’s need more funding and support in relation to the lactation services that are available to parents of premature or ill babies in Ireland.
Thank you so much for taking the time to complete this survey, it should take about 5 minutes. If you have had more than one premature birth, we would really appreciate, if you could take the survey for each baby.