Breast milk: give your baby the best
Human milk is important for all babies. But for medically fragile or premature infants, breast milk is even more critical. It can help babies grow, avoid illness, and leave the NICU sooner.
Pasteurized donor milk can be an important part of a baby’s treatment plan. And when a mother’s own breast milk isn’t available, either temporarily or long-term, milk that has been donated by carefully screened moms and thoroughly pasteurized can fill in the gaps.
Babies who receive donor milk:
- Are protected from a variety of serious conditions
- Have higher rates of breastfeeding after leaving the hospital
- Have reduced hospital stays
Three Rivers Mothers’ Milk Bank strictly adheres to the screening, processing and distribution guidelines of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). For more than 30 years, babies in NICUs across the US and Canada have benefitted from properly screened and pasteurized donated breast milk from HMBANA non-profit milk banks, with no documented adverse effects.