Category Archives: Milk Banking and Storage

Importance of Breastfeeding during an Emergency or Natural Disaster

Many people feel that donating cans of formula may help aid these babies. However, in tsunami struck areas, where clean water is hard to come by, feeding babies artificially with baby formula truly is a formula for disaster! As stated by UNICEF, this organization has demonstrated time and time again that formula-feeding during disaster situations brings about infection, diarrhea, dehydration, malnutrition and death to a much greater degree than if formula would have never been sent in the first place. Continue reading

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Donating Breast Milk: Mothers Milk Bank

Donor milk offers all the benefits of human milk for babies who were born prematurely, who need this valuable source of nutrition to allow them to grow and develop without the risk of allergic reactions to formula proteins that their already compromised gut can’t handle. The donated milk provided optimal nutrition, easy digestibility, growth factors to promote maturation and healing of tissues, immunologic protection, and components for fighting infections. Continue reading

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