Hospitals Bank Liquid Gold: Human Breast Milk : Shots – Health Blog : NPR

Hospitals Bank Liquid Gold: Human Breast Milk : Shots – Health Blog : NPR.

When Ashley Beecher had her first daughter, nursing was a struggle, and she sometimes had to supplement her baby’s diet with formula. But when she had her second daughter in January, it was a very different story.

“Very early on I noticed [that] I’ve got so much more milk than what this child is drinking,” said Beecher, a 29-year-old Houston mom, who started expressing her milk and storing it in plastic bags in her freezer. “There’s probably, I would say, estimated around 50 bags containing six ounces of milk in each one and that’s just what I have right now.”

Beecher was reluctant to throw away the milk — mothers and doctors call it “liquid gold” because of its health benefits — so she was delighted to learn about the donor milk bank at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.

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