GREEN BAY, Wis. — Northeast Wisconsin’s first breast milk dispensary is now open in Inexperienced Bay.

At HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Heart there is a new choice for moms and their infants: pasteurized breast milk.

“Any mom needs to supply for his or her toddler,” stated Amber Chibuk, the Government Director of Girls and Toddler Companies at HSHS St. Mary’s. “Whether or not it is method, whether or not it is maternal breast milk, now donor milk is simply another choice to supply with.”

The dispensary may be discovered within the Girls and Toddler’s Heart.

The milk is on the market at no cost to the sufferers.

Folks in the neighborhood also can are available and buy the milk for $20 per bottle.

There are a number of causes a household may select to go this route.

“It might be associated to surrogacy, adoption, scientific indications,” stated Chibuk. “Perhaps mother had a mastectomy or they’re simply not capable of produce sufficient milk.”

“It will increase feeding decisions,” stated Summer season Kelly, the Government Director of Moms’ Milk Financial institution of the Western Nice Lakes. “Households can select to order a number of bottles to function a bridge till mother’s full milk provide is available in or till her milk provide picks up.

All breast milk on the dispensary is examined and pasteurized by Moms’ Milk Financial institution of the Western Nice Lakes.

“The testing and pasteurization guarantee we’re offering protected milk to our sufferers,’ stated Chibuk.

“It is the right meals for the new child child,” stated Kelly. “It has a sturdy repertoire of immune elements that aren’t present in method that protects infants from ailments like pneumonia, meningitis, SIDS, diabetes and an entire host of different dangerous disabilities that may impact our kids.”

This was made doable via a $10,000 grant from an nameless donor and thus far it has bought sufficient breast milk to feed 140 infants.

Elements of the grant additionally went in direction of the creation of a mural, The Tree of Life, to honor moms who donate breast milk after the lack of a child.

The dispensary at HSHS ST. Mary’s additionally accepts breast milk donations.

To donate you have to be pre-screened with a blood take a look at.

Donors are screened for communicable ailments, actions that improve the danger of blood borne ailments, and using tobacco, alcohol and medicine.

For extra data on methods to develop into a possible breast milk donor and methods to buy/order pasteurized donor breast milk, click on

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If you would like to make a financial donation to the dispensary, contact the HSHS St. Vincent/St. Mary’s Basis at (920) 433-8653.

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