The Quezon City Human Milk Bank (QCHMB) extended its services to babies admitted at Tala Hospital in Caloocan City.
“It has always been part of the QC Human Milk Bank’s program to extend our services to in-need infants and moms regardless of the city they are in,” QCHMB Head Dr. Shahani Duque said in a statement on Sunday, August 15.
Three liters of pasteurized breast milk were given to the hospital for infants at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
The breast milk was also for sick and premature babies as well as for infants whose mothers are COVID-19 patients and in quarantine.
The QCHMB and the QC Health Department (QCHD) collects donated human milk from breastfeeding moms in the city’s 32 lying-in clinics
They are also collecting bags of breast milk from screened donors.
“The donations were made possible because of the continued support of our QC mother donors. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to them who, despite the pandemic, still continue to donate their extra breast milk to the milk bank, which we give out to babies in need,” Duque said.
The QCHMB has donated 979, 634 ml of pasteurized milk to 5,023 beneficiaries who are not only from the city but also to babies as far as Mindanao.
Breastfeeding mothers who are interested in donating their milk may coordinate with the QCHMB at 8863-08-00 or may also send a message to the Quezon City Human Milk Bank Facebook page. https://web.facebook.com/QC.HUMANMILKBANK