Nursing women in Utah have donated more than a ton of breast milk to a nonprofit milk bank since the University of Utah opened a donation center earlier this year.
The center tells The Salt Lake Tribune that since opening in February, more than 2,300 pounds of milk have been collected from roughly 30 women.
The Tribune reports the milk is sent to the Mothers' Milk Bank in Denver, which reported a slowdown in donations this summer, forcing the facility to limit its supply to just premature babies in intensive care units.
The milk is generally provided to babies who are allergic to formula or have certain illnesses and whose mothers are unable to produce breast milk. For premature babies, the breast milk is like medicine that helps prevent infections.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus