Operation Nipples

  1. My son is currently serving in eastern Afganistan. He just told me the hospital near where he is stationed was using one baby bottle for all their babies - they were just washing it in between. Well, here, I'll just post what he wrote:
    "I usually write asking for stuff for me and my pals. This time I am asking for stuff for people at the hospital here. Particularly the babies.
    I wanted to know if you, or anyone, could send a few baby bottles and maybe some pacifiers. The hospital here was using one bottle for any baby that needed treatment here and just cleaning it but their bottle disappeard. If you could help and send a few that would be awesome.
    They could use some pacifiers too!"
    If you would like to help out with this little operation, PM me and I will give you the address to send them to him.
    Thanks, so much!
    Miss Chybil

    PS - Please, keep this kicked. Thanks.
    Last edit by Miss Chybil RN on Dec 20, '06
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   Montessori Mommy
    Perhaps you could contact companies that make bottles - Playtex, Avent, etc. - to see if they would donate.

    Hope you get many repsonses!
    Beth
  4. by   maggijo
    Call me old fashioned, but I don't know how to PM you, but I want to help. Please let me know how to contact you. Thanks. How sad for those little babies.
  5. by   Miss Chybil RN
    Quote from maggijo
    Call me old fashioned, but I don't know how to PM you, but I want to help. Please let me know how to contact you. Thanks. How sad for those little babies.
    I think what you do is click on my name "Miss Chybil" and then click "Send Private Message." I'll try to send you one with the info. Let me know, if you get it.

    Thanks!
  6. by   sunnyjohn
    bump...

    So more folks can respond
  7. by   Lacie
    PM sent and will help
  8. by   Jolie
    Contact your local hospital or a pediatrician's office and ask for the names of the Enfamil and Similac sales representatives.

    They are usually willing to make donations of feeding supplies for a good cause.

    Good luck, and bless you and your son.
  9. by   nursecher
    I sent you a PM.
  10. by   rn/writer
    Along with the Enfamil and Similac reps, contact the one for Carnation Good Start as well.

    I hope you have a really good response.

    Please give us updates.
  11. by   tvccrn
    Kickin' it to the top!!
  12. by   JB CC-RN
    Bump :heartbeat
  13. by   gwenith
    To be honest you are sometimes better giving money to an agency that is already operating in Afghanistan so that they can buy what they need more locally eg India. The amount of money it costs to ship the bottles overseas would pay for twice the number if given to a charity working in the region.
  14. by   Lacie
    Yes but from my experience with sending soldiers request from Iraq there is no gaurantee it goes to that particular institution unless the soldier delivers it him/herself or someone from thier company.

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