We are grateful to feature photographs from the Mothers' Milk Bank in San Jose, CA on this webpage.
These photos may not be used without written permission from the Mothers' Milk Bank.
Nursing mothers, YOU could save a life!
Think of all the amazing benefits breast milk has for your baby and imagine what breast milk can do for a pre-term baby. For many pre-term babies, the mother and/or baby may not be ready for breastfeeding right away (meaning the mother may not be making enough milk yet or the
baby may not be able to nurse at the breast yet).
These babies rely on donor breast milk to keep them alive.
Just 3 ounces of donor milk provides 12 feedings for a pre-term baby.
If you have extra breast milk, think about becoming a milk donor.
Gail Dacayanan, RD, IBCLC is the Mothers' Milk Bank liaison for
San Joaquin County and can help you get started.
Feel free to contact Gail if you have any questions:
For more information, click the links below: