Donations of breast milk drop during flu outbreak

Donations of breast milk drop during flu outbreak

ARVADA, Colo. — At Mothers’ Milk Bank, they don’t like to say “shortage” as much as “increased demand for breast milk.”

However you phrase it, the amount of donated breast milk is down.

The head of Mothers’ Milk Bank cites a couple of reasons for the drop: Higher numbers of people with the flu and more babies being born.

Mothers’ Milk Bank, based in Arvada, serves about 130 hospitals and 24 states.

It needs more donors and is asking mothers with extra milk sitting in their freezers to consider donating.

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