The First Latch Podcast
No. 9 | Breastmilk Donation with Kim Updegrove
Jun 7, 2018 · 58 min
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There are over 60,000 preterm births in the United States each year. Breastmilk can be medicine for these babies which makes breastmilk donation so important. Kim Updegrove, executive director of the Mothers Milk Bank at Austin is our guest today. Kim is dedicated to helping save babies lives and her passion comes across in the work that she does at the Mothers Milk Bank at Austin. Listen today for information regarding the importance of milk donation, how to donate breastmilk, and current research. 

As a pediatric nurse myself, I take care of babies whos lives are saved by using breastmilk only feedings and I also see the tragic  complications such as NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis) when babies don't get the opportunity to have human milk feedings. Please consider sharing this episode with a friend and consider becoming a milk donor yourself! See show notes below for more information! 

Kim Updegrove, Executive Director of the Mothers Milk Bank at Austin

Show Notes:

Kim's full BIO

If you would like more information about donating your breastmilk, please visit Mothers Milk Bank at Austin, and the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA)

The process of milk donation laid out above is fairly straightforward, and Kim did an excellent job explaining the steps in our interview together. 

Your donation can help save a baby! Please consider becoming a milk donor! 

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