Monday, August 09, 2004

AP Wire | 08/08/2004 | Ohio hospital close to establishing state's first breast milk bank
Akron Beacon Journal
Associated Press
Sunday, August 8, 2004
"COLUMBUS, Ohio - A 3-pound baby boy born prematurely at Grant Medical Center lacked the reflexes to nurse from his mother, who was also struggling to produce milk. Little Tristan Casto needed the enzymes and hormones found only in human milk to ward off infection and to grow bigger and healthier. The hospital had frozen milk shipped from a Texas milk bank, which was fed to Tristan through a stomach tube. He is now healthy, his mother said. Soon, Grant Medical Center plans to have the state's first milk bank, so milk won't need to be shipped frozen, overnight from other states for babies like Tristan...."