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Breast Milk is Essential

Breast milk is increasingly becoming the standard of care for premature infants. For these vulnerable patients. Breast milk contains specific immune and growth factors needed for development not found in formula. The smallest premature babies in particular have immature digestive and immune systems and are especially at risk of a potentially fatal

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Demand Skyrocketing

Donated milk, dubbed “liquid gold,” can save the lives of preterm babies whose moms can’t produce or supply safe human milk themselves.   But the 3.5 million ounces of milk distributed in 2014 by non-profit milk banks across the country, with other milk banks providing approximately 4.5 for a total of 8 million ounces.  This is Read More

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Human Milk Shortage

There is a critical shortage of standard donor milk. Currently in the U.S. and around the world there is not enough banked milk to meet the demand even for those with the most critical need, the premature infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). The current U.S. NICU demand is 63 million ounces annually and Read More

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Hospitals In Need

International Milk Bank is answering the call of the U.S. Surgeon General for action to identify and address obstacles to greater availability of safe banked donor milk for fragile premature infants. International Milk Bank has access to the lion’s share of available human donor milk and overcomes the previously critical shortage of donor milk to

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