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Breast milk for babies in need.
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns Mother’s Milk Depot serves premature babies and others in need by providing breast milk that has been donated by carefully screened, healthy nursing mothers who have an extra supply. Sharp provides a collection station for the mothers and ships the frozen donations to the Mother’s Milk Bank at Valley Medical Center for pasteurization. The pasteurized milk is then shipped back to Sharp Mary Birch for distribution to babies in need.
Breast milk benefits premature babies like no other food because:
Besides premature babies, other recipients have included babies, children and adults with the following health needs:
For More Information
If you would like to donate breast milk, please call the Mother's Milk Depot in San Jose, Calif., at 408-998-4550.
If you have questions about the donor breast milk program at Sharp Mary Birch, please call the New Beginnings Boutique at 858-939-4127 or the Lactation Office at 858-939-4140.
1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.
If you have any additional questions,
send us an email using our secure contact form.
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