Moms helping moms – Piedmont Donor Milk Program

Piedmont Healthcare has launched the first neonatal nutritional program in Georgia that allows breastfeeding moms to help premature infants by donating their excess breast milk.

Breast milk provides optimal nutrition for any newborn baby, especially for those who are premature or sick. It contains the nutrients that can be easily digested, absorbed and used by the baby's body for immunological development and growth. However, some very low birth weight babies require additional nutrition, and milk donated to Piedmont’s Donor Milk Program is formulated into human milk nutritional products to ensure even these babies have the nutrition they need.

Milk donations from mothers who chose to donate are formulated into nutritional products that benefit the most fragile premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. Breast milk is sent to Prolacta Bioscience, where it is tested, pasteurized and made into a 100% human milk product.

Potential donors with a surplus of breast milk can apply online through a simple, hassle-free process that ensures infants born too soon receive the nutrition they need.

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