As an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) for almost 20 years, I have educated many mothers on the importance of breastfeeding for both baby and mother. For some, breastfeeding can be a complex road that takes many turns.
Many hospitals around the country, including Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, use pasteurized donor milk for infants whose mothers cannot provide breast milk. Like mother’s own milk, pasteurized donor milk provides nutrients, enzymes, growth factors, hormones and immunologic and anti-inflammatory properties that cannot be duplicated in formula.
I also encourage you to watch the following video featuring one of our lactation consultants discussing the advantages of breast milk for babies.
The Lactation Management Service at Children’s Hospital was developed to meet the needs of breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Our consultants promote a successful breastfeeding experience by providing education and support to families and staff.