For various reasons, a mother may not always be able to produce breast milk for her baby. Isanti County Public Health’s breast milk depot makes it possible for healthy lactating women who have extra milk to share that gift with an infant in need. Donor milk is often used as a bridge to help nourish premature babies until a birth mother’s milk comes in.
Locally donated milk is dropped off at Isanti County Public Health and will be shipped to the Mother’s Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes. The donated milk is safely screened and pasteurized at the Mother’s Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes and returned to babies of need in the surrounding area. Donating moms are also put through a screening process and blood test before their milk is accepted into the program.
For information on how to donate breast milk see this Evidenced Based Program, or visit: http://www.milkbankwgl.org, or call 847-262-5134.