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Safe Way to Get Breast Milk for Your Baby
DAYTON -- A new study out of Columbus found that three-quarters of breast milk sold over the internet contained dangerous bacteria, chemical contaminants or drugs that are harmful to your baby's health.
But mothers and babies in the Miami Valley don't need to turn to the internet.
Dayton Children's Hospital is one of several drop sites for the "Mother's Milk Bank of Ohio," which is a safe way to get the crucial nutrients every baby needs, especially those in the NICU.
"(baby cries) (laughs) He's very dramatic," said Brittany Robeson.
Her bundle of joy spent two months in the NICU, fighting for his life.
"Sometimes you face a lot of trouble when you have premie babies," she said.
Trouble his identical twin brother is still facing.
"They had undeveloped bowels and they both developed a bowel disease," said Robeson.
So breast feeding was critical not only to their growth and development but to their survival.
"Formula can be really harsh and can cause irritation and diseases that basically the consequences are horrible," said Robeson.
"Studies show that babies that receive breast milk in the NICU get out of the hospital faster," said Mari Jo Rosenbaurg, lactation consultant for Dayton Children's Hospital.
Which is why the milk bank was created. It's a place for lactating moms to donate their breast milk.
"The milk is sterile but it still has the protective qualities of mom's own milk and not a foreign protein like formula," said Rosenbaurg.
Before it's given to anyone's baby, it goes through a series of tests.
"They test for HIV, hepatitis, syphilis any of the communicable diseases," said Rosenbaurg.
Brittany had to give her little guy donor breast milk while his twin brother was being treated in Cincinnati.
"It's a really safe process, and so there's no fear in doing it," she said, "It's just what's the best for my baby and so it was an easy choice to make."
A choice she says every mother should consider.
"It's the best start at life you can give them," said Robeson, "It's nature's gift to them, it's like liquid gold (laughs)."
Dayton Children's is always accepting donations.
You just have to talk with your doctor first.
If you're a mother needing breast milk for your baby, go to your pediatrician to get a prescription and the milk bank will help you.
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