Breast milk can provide important nutrients, vitamins and minerals to developing babies. Although not every mom is able to produce breast milk for their child, donor breast milk is an important option for babies in need of the vital nutrients breast milk provides.
Breast milk benefits include:
- Optimal nutrition
- Easy digestibility
- Immune protection against many organisms and diseases
Reasons for prescribing pasteurized donor milk include:
- Feeding/formula intolerance
- Immunologic deficiencies
- Post-operative nutrition
- Infectious diseases
- Inborn errors of metabolism
Interested in donating?
SSM Cardinal Glennon is a milk depot for the Indiana Mothers' Milk Bank.
For information about how to donate, click here to visit the Milk Bank site.