Several hours after the little man was born, a lovely lady gently pulled back the curtain encircling my hospital cubicle and introduced herself. Claire was a breastfeeding consultant and she had come to show me how it was done - I hung on her every word. Two days later, she visited us at home to see if I had been successful in putting her advice into practice. Her kind and professional manner was the equivalent of a life raft during that first frenetic month of motherhood and, thanks in no small way to her, I went on to breast feed for another twelve.
This is my 100 words for @helloitsgemma and @michelletwinmum, for Save The Children’s No Child Born To Die campaign.
8 million children die every year from basic illnesses. Half of these children are in Africa, yet Africa only has 3% of the world’s doctors, nurses and midwives. Save The Children wants to tackle the shortfall of healthworkers in the poorest parts of the world.
You can do your bit too.
1) Sign the petition.
2) Write 100 words about a health worker you’ve encountered in your life and link up to Michelle Twin Mum. Add a link to the petition and either link or add in some information from Save The Children about the #Healthworkerscampaign
3) Link to a number of other bloggers and ask them to do the same.
4) Tweet about it, mention it on Facebook. Tell your friends and your neighbours and your family. Spread the word. Because no child is born to die.