Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns
Mothers' Milk Bank
Breast milk for babies in need.
At Sharp Mary Birch, in collaboration with the Mothers' Milk Bank, we are grateful and privileged to provide nourishing breast milk to premature infants and others with specialized health needs.
How it works.
All of our breast milk comes from carefully screened, healthy nursing mothers who generously donate their extra supply. We provide a collection station for these mothers and ship the frozen donations to the Mothers' Milk Bank for pasteurization. The pasteurized milk is then shipped back to us for distribution to babies in need.
How it helps.
Breast milk benefits premature babies like no other food because human milk empties from the stomach faster, causes the intestines to mature faster and decreases infant health issues — leading to less time spent in the hospital.
Human breast milk has helped many patients who struggle with health issues such as gastrointestinal problems, immune deficiencies, failure to thrive (FTT), malabsorption syndromes and others.
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