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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New lactation station location nurtures better health for babies

INDIANAPOLIS – Human breast milk is critical for the health of premature babies, decreasing their chances of infection and hospital stay, improving their cognitive development and immune system.

That’s why Franciscan St. Francis Health is partnering with Indiana Mothers Milk Bank (IMMB) to provide a convenient location at its Indianapolis campus for pre-approved donor mothers to drop off their breast milk.  St. Francis Health will safely store the milk and the Milk Bank will pick it up on a routine basis.

The grand opening for the new depot station is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday Sept. 10. It’s located in Classroom 1 near Entrance 5.  Breastfeeding mothers are welcome to come learn more about how to donate.

To learn more about lactation services at Franciscan St. Francis Health, contact the St. Francis Lactation Line at 317-528-5620.