Donated milk supports the smallest and sickest babies in our NICUs. Mothers who have surplus milk can help meet this need and give fragile infants a better chance to grow and thrive. If you would like to donate your extra breast milk to a baby in need, our team will guide you through the steps to become a donor.
Kimberlee Bookhart, a year-old Kansas City mother, is convinced that donated breast milk played an important part in saving her baby's life. Born three months premature and weighing 1 pound, 1 ounce, Bookhart's baby, Zahra, could fit into the palm of her father's hand. Because Zahra was born so prematurely, Bookhart had difficulty producing enough breast milk to nourish her, so doctors fed Zahra a special formula while in the hospital.
Luke's Hospital recently became a milk bank. This means local mothers can donate their breast milk at the hospital. Once the milk is donated the hospital tests the milk and pasteurizes it.
Like most mothers, Julie Krashin was preparing for her twin babies to be delivered on their due date. That committee combined it with other health related measures. The breast milk provision is a win-win, and allows premature babies to get what they need, instead of formula at the NICU, Bollier said.
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Listen Listening Cheryl Blevins, community health nurse at the Health Department, says the purpose of the Milk Depot is to facilitate milk collection in the Ozarks. According to Blevins, having a milk collection site in Springfield will make it easier for local hospitals to obtain human milk for their smallest patients….
Kansas City has one of the regions only milk banks along with hundreds of dedicated moms helping other moms when their babies need it most. Barbara Carr, a neonatologist at Saint Luke's on the Plaza. The healthiest thing we could use for babies when we didn't have moms own milk available to us for whatever reason that might be.
Do you have extra breast milk and want to make a difference in the lives of premature babies who have special nutritional needs? Choose a milk bank below and become a breast milk donor. All milk collected through these Prolacta-affiliated or operated milk banks goes through a rigorous screening process and is formulated into human milk-based nutritional products that are prescribed by doctors.
NICU mom Stephanie Vandenborn said the generosity of stranger has helped ease the tough season of giving birth to her son two-and-a-half months early. Benjamin is now three-weeks old and relies on donor breast milk. Neonatologist Barbara Carr, M.