Birth and Breastfeeding Support Society (SIET) “Let’s help more children get mother’s milk!”How does your donation help?
Kui lähedal oleme eesmärgi saavutamisele?
How does your donation help?
Your donation supports mothers and babies!
The share of infants who get only breast-milk has decreased in Estonia with each year. 77% of Estonian babies were on a full breast-milk diet in the first three months after birth and only 24% in the first six months (2018 data of the National Institute for Health Development).
The BBSS works to make breastfeeding available to as many babies as possible. Our services include advising families in their homes, developing a breastfeeding helpline, creating new Estonian- and Russian-language support groups across the country and training new breastfeeding counsellors.
In 2019, the breastfeeding counsellors of the BBSS supported a total of 1,300 families.
With the support of the “I Love to Help” platform, we have opened the breastfeeding helpline 59095500.
The BBS was established in 1999. The members of the society include over 90 breastfeeding counsellors (incl. support group lecturers) who have completed UNICEF’s basic training for lactation consultants.
- A donation of €5 supports one phone counselling session;
- A donation of €10 supports two phone counselling session;
- A donation of €25 supports five phone counselling session;