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Why Human Milk?

 

Human milk provides nutrients and protection that are essential and specific to human babies. It cannot be duplicated. Artificial baby milk (infant formula) increases the health risks of babies. When a mother’s own milk is not available, pasteurized donor human milk is the best alternative. When comparing babies who have been fed donor human milk with babies who were fed infant formula, studies have shown that those who receive donor human milk:

 

  • Have lower infection rates

  • Require intravenous nutrition for shorter periods of time

  • Are discharged from the hospital earlier

  • Are more likely to tolerate feedings

  • Are more likely to survive