Jolene pointed us to this BBC news story of the Liverpool Women’s Hospital and how knitted breasts are being used. The knitted breats are a cheaper alternative to show new mothers how to breast feed and how to express milk, as well as teaching tools by community midwife teams. From the site, “[Kate Mc Fadden, the hospital’s infant feeding co-ordinater ] said: ‘You can buy model breasts, but they cost around £35 each, which is quite prohibitive, as we need about 50.’ Although community groups, including the official friends of the hospital association, have pitched in, more knitters are needed.” No contact info was included in the article, but you’d like to help out by knitting breasts, try to contact the hospital via their website. Link.
BBC News Story: Knitted breasts help new mothers