Breast Milk Banks Struggle to Meet Demand

The rising demand for human breast milk in neonatal intensive care units has prompted an impassioned plea from America's milk banks. Donated milk, dubbed "liquid gold," can save the lives of preterm babies whose moms can't produce milk themselves. But the 1.8 million ounces of milk distributed by non-profit milk banks across the country covers less than a quarter of the 8 million ounces needed, according to the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. "We need every healthy,...Full Story
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