Tri-State women donate extra breast milk to help sick infants

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WARRICK COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) — Tri-State women have donated their extra breast milk to help sick infants across the region.

The Milk Bank and the Women’s Hospital hosted its second Breast Milk Donation Day.

Mothers were able to complete the screening process and donate all in one day.

The Milk Bank provides pasteurized donor human milk to NICU’s across the country.

“The benefit for our NICU babies is that they’re very ill. And the properties of breast milk have wonderful nutrients that are suited for their immature bodies, as well as the antibodies that they would need being do fragile and ill that could help them grow in the healthiest way possible.”​​​​​​​

The Milk Bank is the first and only donor human milk bank in Indiana.

Approved donors can drop off milk donations either at the Indianapolis office or any of the milk depot locations between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday from 8 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

If those options are inconvenient, The Milk Bank will supply donor moms with the supplies needed to ship her milk donations directly to The Milk Bank.

Founded in 2005, The Milk Bank was established to improve health outcomes for premature and ill infants, foster better health for children and decrease health care expenditures.

More information can be found by clicking here.

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(This story was originally published on June 18, 2019)

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