There is a need for donor breast milk, which is one of the most natural ways to help premature babies in the most critical stages of their early lives. Dr. Barbara Carr, MEDNAX-affiliated neonatologist and Medical Director for the Heart of America Mother’s Milk Bank at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., said when babies are born prematurely and must stay in the neonatal intensive care unit, breast milk is key in helping them go home sooner. “When you’re donating milk, you’re really donating life. You’re donating a safer hospital stay for that baby, you’re making that baby healthier,” Dr. Carr said.
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