Expresso Morning Show featured the groundbreaking Mom's Milk on the Move (MoM) Project that aims to increase survival rates of premature babies by facilitating access to much needed breast milk.
The initiative was launched on 16 November 2017 at Groote Schuur Hospital and is the first of its kind in South Africa.
The MoM Project enables mothers to get breastmilk to their little ones in hospital - particularly premature babies, for whom the nourishing milk is essential - by providing a delivery service to babies at clinics in three key areas around Cape Town: Hanover Park, Mitchells Plain and Gugulethu.
One in seven babies is born premature and 60% of those born weighing less than 1kg do not survive, mostly due to a lack of resources.
The MoM Project is made possible by Newborns Trust, Scully Scooters, the Relate Trust and CONSOL Glass.