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Lactating mothers urged to consider donating breast milk

Lactating mothers are urged to consider donating some of their milk to help others who aren’t able to breastfeed their own babies.

Fraser Health has opened 10 new human milk donation depots at public health units in  Hope, Agassiz, Mission, Langley, Cloverdale, Guildford, North Surrey, New Westminster, Port Moody and Burnaby, in addition to existing ones in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Maple Ridge.

Women who have been screened can collect breast milk at home, freeze it and donate it at those locations.

It’s transported to the provincial milk bank at BC Women’s Hospital where it’s pooled, processed and pasteurized.

Most of the donated milk goes to feed premature and sick babies in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) who are at high risk of illness and infection.

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