I recently donated my time to edit social media campaign videos for FeedUK.org – an organisation which supports families with infant feeding via breast, bottle or tube.
Feed was working to help a baby foodbank in Glasgow have NHS referrals reinstated after health visitors were banned from referring families in need because the foodbank provided formula milk to families who needed it to feed their babies.
This resulted in some families resorting to desperate and dangerous measures to feed their hungry babies.
The debate around infant feeding is a hot and emotive topic. However, for these families in crisis the most crucial priority is making sure their babies do not go hungry.
Please watch the videos and sign the open letter for the NHS to reinstate referral to Springburn Baby Foodbank.
You can watch the videos here:
Tracy’s story: “My older ones [children], I went without food to make sure they got, but my baby girl needed formula.”
Gemma’s story: “In an ideal world this baby foodbank would be gone, in an ideal world it wouldn’t be here.”