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Can you do me a favor?

My dear friend, Traci, has fallen on hard times. She is going through a divorce and not getting much help at all from the father of her four children as she struggles to raise them on her own. She wants so badly to provide breastmilk to her little girl, two-month-old Willa, or dubba dubba as her big sister calls her. Unfortunately, there were some health issues for Willa in the beginning and she went into the NICU for a few days. She was latching great before she went in and she just won’t do it anymore. Traci has burned up her own pump, and exhausted every resource available to her, including WIC, to be able to pump milk for her little girl. Various things have happened that prevent these pumps from being useful, and she has had to resort to using far more formula than she ever wanted to.

She entered a contest with Medela at the beginning of the month to win a new pump, based on a photo of her breastfeeding. She was in the lead and we were confident she had this in the bag, but now she’s being passed up by someone whose photo isn’t even of her breastfeeding. A slap in the face to Traci, since the photo is of the woman’s belly being kissed by her husband – something Traci no longer has. That’s not the other woman’s fault. She knows nothing about Traci. I do, though, and I want her to have this pump.

Could you please take a moment to vote for her? It will ask for your email and then it will ask you to click a confirmation link in an email from Medela, so it’s a little bit of a pain, but it’s for a great cause.

So please take a moment to vote for Traci, so she can offer her baby the best milk she can. I’ll be asking again closer to the end of the month. We have until then to get this pump for her.

It would also be great if you passed this on!

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  1. September 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    You are the sweetest, Carla. You really are.

  1. September 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm

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