Saturday, 23 June 2012

Prepared to do something to make a change...

I'm one of these individuals who will happily comment when things aren't right and make suggestions on how they can be changed, and usually I leave it there....however when it comes to anything to do with Baby J, I become much more proactive. At the local childrens centre they hold a breastfeeding clinic where  breastfeeding mummies can get support...which is great big thumbs up! However for formula feeding mummies there is no drop in and it was made really clear to me by my Health Visitor that should I go to the breastfeeding clinic for support I would be 'kicked out'. She was making light of the situation but the undertone was clear and as a result I haven't been. There is a drop in session for babies every week, but no where, where you can go and feed baby with professional support. A lot of the slummy mummies have commented on this, and said how having something especially in the early days would of been so helpful, I AGREE!! & having looked into it, it seems as if its a Government thing where giving breastfeeding advice is promoted and giving forumla feeding advice is given the big no no. [Thumbs up to the prenatal course in Witney which does have a 30 min session on bottle feeding] So I decided to contact my local MP to see if something could be changed... my local MP also happens to be the Primeminister David Cameron. Its really difficult to get in touch with Mr C....various websites give various e-mail addresses, his own site has a little form, which had a disclaimed saying he may not answer [not good] the conservative party didn't reply either... so I contacted some other MP's in Oxon and one of them very kindly gave me a number for Mr C's local office, called and it and was told to e-mail again, so I did and I received a reply saying Mr C would reply to me by next weds, so watch this space for an update....

Yes I am like a dog with a bone, I don't give up on matters that I feel really strongly about.

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