The gift of milk: how is it?

Some mothers do not produce enough or produce poor quality breast milk . And others on the contrary produce too much!

However, some newborns, such as premature infants for example, require a diet exclusively composed of breast milk.

Lactariums are establishments that collect the milk of women who produce enough milk to give it to the babies who need it.

Why give milk?

Children born prematurely have a digestive system that has not fully matured. These babies therefore require a diet exclusively composed of sterilized breast milk. It is for this reason that the collection of breast milk is organized by lactariums which generally depend on neonatology services.

The donation of milk also helps to feed babies whose mothers are not able to breastfeed (too little milk, or milk of poor quality or with an infectious risk). For example, breastfeeding is not recommended for HIV-positive mothers.

Who can give his milk?

To give milk, you must be a breastfeeding woman or who has already breastfed. A medical questionnaire and a blood test (HIV testing, hepatitis B ...) will be done before the donation.
The milk will be collected in bottles with a breast pump, brought home by a collector. Then the milk is transferred to the lactarium for analysis, sterilization and storage.

The gift of milk is free!

However, to benefit from the given milk, it must be purchased on medical prescription. It is 100% reimbursed by Social Security.

Breast milk can only be given in specific places. Lactariums are institutions specializing in the collection and preservation of breast milk. Currently, there are 19 lactarium centers in France. If you would like to donate your milk, contact the lactarium closest to your home so that a collector can collect it from your home.

>> Consult the list of lactariums in France.

To read :
> The breast pump
> Mixed breastfeeding
> How is milk made in the breasts?
> Baby feeding: from bottle to food diversification

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