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Encore: Milk Banking 101

Perhaps you’ve heard of milk banks and wonder what they’re all about. Maybe you’re a mother with extra milk your baby won’t need who doesn’t want to see it go to waste, or a parent who can’t breastfeed but wants to feed your baby human milk. Perhaps you’re a nurse or lactation consultant who wants to support the babies and families in your care—or even to open a milk bank in your area. Tune in as Marie talks with Kim Updegrove, CNM, MSN, MPH, head of a Texas milk bank and president of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America’s executive committee, about issues related to milk banking. How do milk bank operate? What are the requirements for being a donor? Who receives milk from a bank—and how? For questions, e-mail anytime.

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