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Hospital opens breast milk bank

14th May 2008

The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital has launched a new scheme where it is accepting donations of breast milk to help premature babies.

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The milk, to be donated by new mothers who are back home in the community, will be tested for bacteria, pasteurised, then screened again before being stored in a freezer and then made available for mums who are unable to breastfeed.

It will provide vital nutrition for sick or premature babies. Mothers taking part must be non-smokers, drug free and will be given blood tests before donations can be accepted.

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Friday 16th October 2009 @ 21:52

I appreciate their work. The mothers who gives birth to premature babies can't produce enough or any milk.

Gauraw


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