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Human Milk Helps Premature and Sick Babies

Mom feeding her baby

Human milk provides optimal nutrition for premature infants and can lower the risk of complications related to prematurity. When a mother’s own milk is unavailable to be fed to her premature infant, pasteurized human milk is the next best source of nutrition. Human milk banks depend on milk donation to supply hospitals with pasteurized human milk for the tiniest of patients. Please contact the following milk banks if you are interested in donating:

University of California Health Milk Bank
San Diego, CA
858-249-MILK (6455)

Mother’s Milk Bank
San Jose, CA
1-877-375-6645 Ext. 3

Prolacta Bioscience
(888) 776-5228

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