How donated breast milk helps infants thrive at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

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.

Pasteurized donor milk is a new direction on the road to lifelong health through breastfeeding. To learn more about how to donate your breast milk, visit Indiana Mothers’ Milk Bank.

I also encourage you to watch the following video featuring one of our lactation consultants discussing the advantages of breast milk for babies.

Barbara Hayes-Dineen, BS, RN, IBCLC, RLC~ Barbara Hayes-Dineen, BS, RN, IBCLC, RLC, lactation management consultant, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

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.

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  1. We totally support this campaign! Every baby deserves to get milk from a mother, and pasteurized donor milk is the way to do this for infants whose mother cannot supply them with the right nutrient they need.