Friday, December 30, 2011

Glasgow babies need human milk

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is calling for moms to donate human milk to meet increased demand. The milk bank coordinator Debbie Barnett says they're looking for more donors within two hours of Glasgow. This makes sense - shipping milk longer distances is expensive and it should be unnecessary - for every preemie born needing extra milk there must be dozens of other babies born on or around the same day whose mothers have the potential to donate. It seems practical and sustainable that the UK's network of 16 milk banks is encouraging donations from mothers who live in the local area.

(Note, the Evening Times article below requires free registration to view completely.)
"Milk plea to keep babies fit and well - Evening Times | News: Milk plea to keep babies fit and well

Evenign Times

23 Dec 2011
HEALTH chiefs are urging new mums in Glasgow to help some of the city’s most vulnerable babies this festive season."

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