Breast Milk Helps Premature and Sick Babies

Mom feeding her baby

CHOC understands the importance of feeding breast milk, especially to premature and sick babies. To help make sure that CHOC has access to a safe supply of donor milk, CHOC is working with Prolacta Bioscience. CHOC chose Prolacta Bioscience due to its unmatched technology, safety and processing capabilities.

If you have excess breast milk that you would be interested in donating to help infants in need, the Prolacta Milk Banking Network has opportunities for donation.

Knowledge is the best medicine. Learn more about your child's health in these features from the experts at CHOC.

Breast Milk Benefits for Mom and Baby
Breast milk is the ideal food for babies says Dr. Christine Bixby, CHOC’s medical director of lactation services. Learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding an infant in this health feature.

Nutrition for Breastfeeding Moms
In the latest CHOC Radio podcast, CHOC clinical dietitians Sue Freck and Gina O’Toole address many questions that breastfeeding moms may have about their own nutrition.

Parents and Preemies
A premature baby or preemie is born before 37 weeks of gestation. They often require hospitalization. The best way for it to grow is to have the mother's milk.