Donate Your Breast Milk to Help Save Lives
AdventHealth Daytona Beach is now home to Volusia county’s first and only breast milk donor depot.
A Milk Depot Collects Donated Breast Milk for Babies in the NICU
When a mother’s own milk cannot be used, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends donating pasteurized donor human milk to premature infants. This is because breastmilk helps premature babies build a stronger immune system and decreases their risk of infection.
A milk depot, like the one at AdventHealth Daytona Beach, is a controlled collection point where women can donate their breast milk specifically for premature babies.
AdventHealth Daytona Beach gives donated milk to the Mother’s Milk Bank of Florida, who then processes the milk and distributes it to NICUs (Neonatal Intensive Care Units) by physician prescription using the safe screening, processing, and dispensing guidelines from the Human Milk Banking Association of North America.