How Do Preemies Benefit From the Donated Milk?
Breast milk is important for all babies, and is especially important for premature babies – nothing else provides the same benefits. However, mothers with premature infants may have difficulty in producing and are unable to breastfeed. Therefore donor milk-based products are easier for premature infants to digest, compared to formula, and to provide positive health outcomes.
The donated milk through the milk banks will be used to make potentially lifesaving human milk-based nutritional products including human milk-based fortiﬁer, human milk caloric fortiﬁer, human milk-based premature infant formula, and standardized donor milk for preterm infants in the NICU.