CMH now offers pasteurized breastmilk for babies who are hospitalized. The milk is safe and is from mothers who have been screened and tested.
All donors provide complete medical and lifestyle screening histories and undergo blood tests — similar to the screening process used at blood banks.
The donated breastmilk your baby receives has been gently pasteurized. This process eliminates any potential harmful bacteria and viruses while preserving the unique nutrients and properties only breastmilk can provide.
This is a separate service aside from being a donor milk drop-off site for the Northwest Mothers Milk Bank. It is only available for babies who are hospitalized, not for those who are outpatients.
Talk to a nurse on the CMH COVID-19 Community Hotline at 503-338-4699. This hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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