Portland, OR, September 14, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Mednax, Moda Health, and The Randall Foundation have each made significant financial donations to enable Northwest Mothers Milk Bank (NWMMB) to obtain a milk analyzer. Human milk donated by local mothers, who have passed the rigorous screening process, will be analyzed to determine its nutritional composition. This essential information will be labeled on each individual bottle of milk dispensed by NWMMB and will improve the care for the one in eight infants born prematurely in the United States.
Human milk provides these infants with optimal nutrition, promotes normal growth and development, and reduces the risk of illness and disease. Specific nutritional details gathered by the milk analyzer will provide Neonatologists, physicians and dietitians, valuable information to optimize feedings for this fragile premature population.
NWMMB is currently providing PDHM to all Level III NICUs in Oregon and 75 percent of Level III NICUs in Washington. When supplies are available, milk is also dispensed for medical indications to outpatients across the Pacific Northwest. Since opening its doors in July of 2014, NWMMB has dispensed over 250,000 ounces of pasteurized donor milk to hospitals and families in Oregon, Washington, and beyond. Support from this community, including funding received from these three renowned medical organizations, is crucial to its success.
NWMMB is a not-for-profit, community-based milk bank that serves the Pacific Northwest region’s premature babies with Pasteurized Donor Human Milk. To support or learn more about Pasteurized Donor Human Milk, this technological advancement, or the milk bank itself, please call Northwest Mothers Milk Bank at 503-469-0955.
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