Logansport Memorial Hospital's Family Birth Center serves as a Milk Depot site where approved donor mothers can drop off frozen, surplus breast milk. The milk is transported to The Milk Bank in Indianapolis to be pasteurized and distributed to NICUs and outpatient families throughout the Midwest. Ideal candidates for milk donors are non-smoking women in good general health who take limited to no medications or herbal supplements.
We are proud to partner with The Milk Bank to be able to provide this unique service for parents and newborns here at Logansport Memorial Hospital. As a Baby-Friendly designated hospital, we are committed to doing everything we can to support moms and babies on their breastfeeding journey.
That journey is different for each mom and baby, and it’s our job to help them navigate it. In the absence of an infant’s own mother’s milk, pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) offers many of the same benefits, such as optimal nutrition, easy digestibility, and immunologic protection against organisms and diseases. The Milk Bank aims to encourage breastfeeding mothers and provide PDHM for any infant or child with medical necessity.
Are you interested in becoming a breastmilk donor through The Milk Bank? Are you wanting to learn more about how you can help? Contact Lora Adams, at (574) 753-1705 for information on how you can get started in your breastmilk donation journey.
For clarification on eligibility, contact The Milk Bank at (317) 536-1670 or visit https://www.themilkbank.org/donate-milk/.