Learn how the OhioHealth Mothers' Milk Bank works with donors -- and how the donated milk, distributed throughout the United States, is processed. Plus, a mother's story.
The OhioHealth Mothers' Milk Bank in Columbus, Ohio relies on donations from healthy, lactating women who generously provide milk to help other babies. The donated milk is pasteurized, frozen and distributed by physician prescription. To become a volunteer breast milk donor, mothers must take part in a stringent screening process to ensure the quality and safety of the milk.
For more information about becoming a milk donor, call the OhioHealth Mothers' Milk Bank at (614) 566.0630 or email email@example.com.
Infants benefit greatly from breast milk, especially those who are premature, ill, or have life-threatening conditions. Human milk is the ultimate source of nutrients and immune protection for infants. Babies benefit from the active growth hormones, developmental enzymes, infection fighting and immunological factors found in breast milk.
Research shows that breast milk helps pre-term infants: