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Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican in Nevada offers banked donor human milk to help babies who are seriously ill or premature.
Our Siena Campus offers banked donor human milk for babies in the Level III NICU whose mothers are not able to breastfeed. The milk is screened and pasteurized, making it safe and free of bacteria, while still retaining its beneficial components.
Reasons for a Banked Donor Human Milk Program
Breast milk helps nourish premature and medically fragile newborns better than any other food. There are many reasons for donors and recipients to be part of a banked donor human milk program.
For recipients of donated human breast milk:
- The antibodies in human milk have been shown to protect babies from many different diseases, and this protection extends into childhood.
- Breast milk is more easily digested than formula.
- High-risk newborns who only drink breast milk have fewer infections and other medical complications.
- Mothers who adopt high-risk babies are unable to produce their own breast milk.
What to Expect at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican
If you are interested in becoming a breast milk donor, visit the Human Milk Banking Association of North America to learn more. Members of the HMBANA are non-profit milk banks that will not resell your milk to for-profit companies that distribute the milk at costly markups. The Mother’s Milk Bank of San Jose, CA is the closest HMBANA Milk Bank to Nevada. It is committed to maintaining its non-profit status, providing community service, offering reasonable prices, and ensuring the highest quality breast milk to clients.
If you are a recipient, you will receive banked donor human milk at ones of our hospitals. Check with your insurance provider about the cost of purchasing banked donor human milk.
You can trust every part of your pregnancy, birth, and postnatal care to the specialists at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican in Nevada. Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican offers banked donor human milk for premature and medically fragile babies the NICU in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.