Josephine Nugara, an IBCLC in Uganda, contacted us this summer about her community initiative to help educate mothers in Uganda and East Africa about the value of breastfeeding their children, and asked us for our help.
Josephine is a member of the International Lacatation Consultant Association (ILCA) and is establishing a breastfeeding resource center in her village. She says that there is a lack of supportive breastfeeding services in Uganda. She has initiated a program of home visits to rural pregnant and nursing women, to offer them help and support with breastfeeding.
Milk was delighted to send nursing tops and dresses to Josephine to support her initiative. Some of the items were given to poorer rural mothers as a reward for their continued breastfeeding, and others Josephine sold to working-class locals to help raise money for her new breastfeeding center.
Milk salutes Josephine and her dedication to the pregnant and nursing mothers in her community – and is happy to support her efforts!