Why Human Milk
The American Academy of Pediatrics states that: “All preterm infants should receive human milk… Pasteurized donor human milk, appropriately fortified, should be used if mother’s own milk is unavailable or its use is contraindicated.” (2012)
A recent article in the Journal of Perinatal Medicine stated: “Substantial clinical evidence has placed HM [human milk] feeding and donor HM as a basic right for preterm infants…banked donor human milk should be promoted as a standard component of health care for premature infants.” (2010)
- Preterm/ill infants are not fully developed and need human milk to fight infections and build stronger systems.
- Mothers of preterm babies sometimes cannot make enough milk to meet the needs of their babies due to illness, early delivery, or other health problems.
- By giving milk you are helping a preterm baby go home a healthy baby.
How to get Involved?
Donors are healthy women who are currently lactating and have extra milk. Donate Your Milk
OMMB is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that depends on gifts to fund its operations.
OMMB depends on volunteers to keep costs down.
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