Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Beautiful story on milk banking

I heard this story was coming down the O Magazine pike, but now it's here and you can read it for free!

Seriously. Read it. Just go.

I love their description of the benefits of human milk - especially for premature babies - and about the amazing commitment it can take to provide it in difficult circumstances. It's also a great discussion of the benefits of milk banking and highlights the work of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA).

Connected to this, at some point soon there are several posts coming on the non-profit/for-profit milk banking debate - I find it really interesting and potentially very important to the future of milk banking.

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