Could you please help by knitting some breasts

An email from California from someone who wanted to knit her great-granny a breast to comfort her after a mastectomy

I am launching a volunteer project here in the US to provide women who’ve undergone mastectomies with the option of knit, crocheted or fabric prosthetic breasts (with a less ‘medical’ look to them, and an opportunity for these women to process their journey in color and texture, to express themselves, to feel feminine, strong, average, wild, balanced, or any other way they wish to express). In my research I have come across many references to breast models for lactation training in the UK.

I would like to offer volunteers the option to contribute their creations to organizations supporting new mothers as well as to the women who have undergone surgery. (I am also joining forces with another volunteer organization http://stitchingforgood.blogspot.com/2010/05/what-is-this-all-about.html

Of course the breast models and the prosthetics are different is many ways, but I want to give the volunteers options and hopefully to keep them interested enough to participate beyond one or two items.

If you’re knitting some breasts, they’ll need to be sent to Luisa Lyons, Infant Feeding Co-ordinator, NNUH, Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UY.
http://www.lcgb.org/shop_knittedbreastpattern.html

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