JANA'S STORY Jana, a 17-year-old first-time mother from New York, lived in an apartment with her father, two younger brothers, and her 17-yearold boyfriend. Her Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) nurse and older cousin, who serves as a mother figure to Jana, educated Jana of the importance of breastfeeding. Jana wanted to breastfeed her baby, but also had to attend high school to graduate and offer her daughter a brighter future. Through the NFP Program, GOOD+ Foundation donated a breast pump (generously donated by Medela) to Jana. Jana’s high school guidance counselor has been very supportive as well and has agreed to provide her office as a private space for her to use her new pump. They will also allow her to store the expressed milk in a refrigerator at school. Jana is a powerful example of how the gift of a breast pump—a critical tool
she could never have afforded or accessed in any other way—will make a huge impact on the lives and long-term economic security of a struggling young family. Jana shared with her NFP nurse that it is her dream to one day become a doctor of radiology and providing this high-quality breast pump will help her get right back on the path to pursuing her professional dreams while being an incredible mom to her little girl. Breast pumps are vital to families living in poverty, making it possible for moms to go back to work or school, while providing breast milk for their baby. In honor of breastfeeding awareness month, GOOD+ Foundation is empowering moms to go back to school or work by providing them breast pumps. 1 breast pump ($30) = Makes it easier for 1 mom to finish her degree or go back to work.
GOOD+ Foundation (formerly Baby Buggy) was founded in 2001 by Jessica Seinfeld shortly after the birth of her first child. Fifteen years later, we have donated almost 20 million items to a national network of over 100 antipoverty programs. GOOD+ Foundation partners with a national network of leading programs to break the cycle of family poverty through the power of donated goods and services.
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Published on Jul 20, 2017
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