Saskatchewan Milk Bank
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Why we need one
Tara’s Story: My son was born 3 weeks early by
emergency C-section due to my high blood pressure. After his birth
I had full intentions of breastfeeding him for as long as possible,
as I knew that it was the healthiest option for him. After a few
days of trying we realized that he wasn't getting any milk and I
was encouraged to finger feed him via a tube with formula until
my milk came in. We proceeded to keep breastfeeding and finger feeding
for 2 weeks after his birth. At this point my doctor put me on the
drug Domperidone in order to help bring in my milk, however it didn't
work for me and I had no choice but to turn to bottle-feeding with
formula. If Saskatoon had a Breast Milk Bank I would have had the
opportunity to give my son breast milk and do the best thing for
his health. I would love to see a Breast Milk Bank in Saskatoon
so that mothers who can't breast feed, for whatever reason, would
have access to breast milk for their babies.
want to breastfeed their babies.
moms have lots of milk to donate!
>> Breastmilk saves
lives, and helps prevent disease.