Milk Depot Program
Breast Milk Depot
For various reasons, a mother may not always be able to produce breast milk for her baby. Hudson Hospital Birth Center now offers a Milk Depot Program making it possible for women with an ample supply of breast milk to share that gift with an infant in need.
Second only to mother's own breast milk, donated milk is a wonderful way for babies to receive the very best nutrition. Donor milk is often used as a bridge to help nourish babies until a birth mother's milk comes in.
Locally-donated milk is medically screened and pasteurized at the University of Iowa Milk Bank and returned to babies of need in the surrounding communities. Donating moms are put through a screening process and blood test before their milk is accepted into the program.
Throughout the country there has been a shortage of donated human breast milk creating an opportunity for Hudson Hospital Birth Center to become a milk depot. Hudson Hospital Birth Center receives screened and pasteurized donor breast milk from the University of Iowa Milk Bank.