What's free for most moms has come at a high cost for the year-old Palo Alto mother, who wanted her adopted son, Milo, to have the undisputed health benefits of breast milk. A growing number of parents are going to great lengths to feed their babies breast milk, buying it from licensed banks, accepting it from strangers and even purchasing it online. I cut back on fancy baby toys and fancy baby clothes," said Bartels, a single mother and analyst for Google Inc.
If your premature infant was born before the gestational age of 32 to 34 weeks, he or she cannot feed by mouth. This is because of:. Until your infant becomes stronger and more mature, tube feeding is used to feed milk, formula, or a combination of the two directly into the stomach.
San Jose Milk Bank and Prolacta are the two organizations teaming up KMC to help provide the exclusive human milk diet to babies receiving hospital treatment. One mother told The Now that she wished this program were around earlier. Kern County resident Becky Brown wanted a baby for over a decade.
The effort to celebrate and raise awareness about breastfeeding comes amid increased efforts from U. The battle between formula and breast-milk was fought out in a United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly meeting last monthwhen the U. Countries like Ecuador argued that breast milk was the healthiest option for babies, and ultimately a resolution backed by Russia passed through assembly, despite surprising opposition from the United States.
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Human milk banks should be made available in appropriate situations. The American Academy of Pediatrics established its first formal guidelines for human milk banks in Initially milk was dispensed unprocessed from approximately 50 U.
The event was a great success with 1, ounces donated and 13 moms signed up! A mother sometimes does not produce enough breast milk for her premature or sick baby. Donated breast milk can provide important protection for these fragile babies and help prevent necrotizing enterocolitis NEC.
Many vulnerable infants face medical risks and even life-threatening digestive conditions that can only be addressed with human milk. Donating breast milk helps babies in need get the best start in life. Carefully screened and processed donor breast milk is endorsed by the Food and Drug Administration and the American Academy of Pediatrics as the safest, most nutritious choice, as it holds all the nutrients a baby needs. August is National Breastfeeding Month, and on Thursday, August 20th, El Camino Hospital will hold an event to raise awareness about the importance of breast milk donation at a milk bank event.
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