Mothers' Milk Bank is a charter member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). Its mission is to enhance the availability and use of breast milk for all babies.
This isn’t your typical blood drive or donation collection. The need today is for something only certain people can supply... breast milk. Two Silicon Valley health organizations are teaming up for this first of its kind breast milk drive. #abc7now #WorldBreastfeedingWeek pic.twitter.com/lZG8W7CJi4— Amanda del Castillo (@AmandaDTV) August 8, 2018
On Wednesday, the milk bank will partner with the Gardner Family Care and its WIC office to bring the first breast milk drive to Santa Clara County to help babies.
The event coincides with National Breastfeeding Month.
Mothers' Milk Bank regards its standards of processing donated breast milk as the "gold standard" of operation for milk banking organizations.
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In a release, Mothers' Milk Bank explained California physicians, including those in the Bay Area, are ordering donor human milk for babies in serious medical need.
The milk bank says breast and donor human milk are the optimal nutrition of choice for the most fragile and vulnerable infants in the NICU.
Beyond hospital treatment, breast milk and donor human milk are needed at discharge so infants can be home with their families.
Wednesday's first breast milk drive will ultimately benefit babies, mothers and families. The event will also provide what involved agencies say are much needed resources to health care professionals.
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