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Baby in Yarl's Wood Detention Centre denied milk for 18 hours

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aliblenk Thu 31-Jul-08 23:37:40

If you can empathise with a 3-month old baby and her mother left without formula milk from 7pm to 1pm the next day, please have a look at this story and act on it:

thanks, Alison Blenkinsop
Lactation Consultant

elkiedee Thu 31-Jul-08 23:43:35

It's a shocking story, but can you be more specific about what we should do to act on it? Thanks.

elkiedee Fri 01-Aug-08 10:16:54

I thought I'd bump this one so others see it

aliblenk Fri 01-Aug-08 12:09:00

Thanks Elkiedee. I posted a link in my first message, so you can read the story. At the end are my contact details, so you can send a message to me to pass on. Alternatively, you can contact your MP. See Morgan's post in the Breast and Bottle feeding thread which starts Complain to your MP.

Thanks, Alison

PortAndLemon Fri 01-Aug-08 12:12:39

Have you thought about setting up a Facebook group on this?

mamadiva Fri 01-Aug-08 13:50:51

This is the second one abut Yarlswood that I've read. This polace needs to be shut down!

edam Fri 01-Aug-08 18:52:55

Did you have another thread on this? Think I posted somewhere that I've contacted my MP...

Agree, the place needs to be shut down. Or, at the very least, mothers and children should not be sent there.

theSuburbanDryad Fri 01-Aug-08 18:58:47

Yarls Wood is beyond a disgrace! As most of you know I've been campaigning with Nursing Matters since the case of Janipher Maseko.

Hope you get the support you need on here Alison. smile

wannaBe Fri 01-Aug-08 19:01:56

if this is true why is there no mention of it in the media?

theSuburbanDryad Fri 01-Aug-08 19:04:12

<<hollow laugh>>

There never is, wannaBe. I wish that I could say this was an isolated incident.

edam Fri 01-Aug-08 22:29:53


elkiedee Sat 02-Aug-08 12:02:03

bump again

CarGirl Sat 02-Aug-08 12:10:20


Boysboysboys Sat 02-Aug-08 21:02:55

Jesus, we have gone back 100 years, locking children up with their parents. It makes me so ashamed to be British.

ruty Sun 03-Aug-08 16:15:38

oh god how frightening for the mother and how awful for the poor baby. A terrible abuse of basic human rights.

Pannacotta Sun 03-Aug-08 16:40:55

This is awful, find it hard to understand how this can be allowed to happen.
SDryad how are you getting on with your campaigning?

theSuburbanDryad Sun 03-Aug-08 16:43:03

It's difficult - I can't talk about a lot of it!! <<frustrated>>

Please, write to your MP - it's about all we can do at the moment.

smallwhitecat Sun 03-Aug-08 17:09:59

Message withdrawn

theSuburbanDryad Thu 21-Aug-08 08:16:49

Those of you who wanted proof - here are the notes from Yarl's Wood. Here's Morgan's blog on it.

theSuburbanDryad Thu 21-Aug-08 18:21:43


JKGrowling Thu 21-Aug-08 18:28:43

oh dear god, i had no idea about any of this.
no idea at all. sad
this needs to be highlighted in the media.
what can we do?

theSuburbanDryad Thu 21-Aug-08 18:30:47

Write to your MP, make a fuss. Let them know that you - as a constituent - are not happy, and this needs to be raised as an issue in the House of Commons.

Morgan's blog has a link on it where you can find your local MP's email address.

edam Thu 21-Aug-08 18:36:52

I've written to my MP who is jolly good about raising matters on behalf of constituents. Hoping I hear back soon (although it's the recess now, obviously).

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