The milk bank allows storage of milk for a six-month period. Milk stored can be given to babies for 6-8 weeks of duration
To meet the growing demands for donor milk, Surya Hospitals have started a Human Milk Bank for all premature babies admitted in its’ Santacruz facility. The milk stored in this new milk bank can be given to babies for 6-8 weeks of duration, hence meeting the need for proper preservation and extending the time needed for its use.
India has the highest number of preemies in the world, which makes donor milk extremely important. To meet the growing demand, the hospital started the milk bank as its non-profit social welfare initiative that allows storage of milk for a six-month period. The stored milk is a 24 X 7 facility, accessible for use to any preemie admitted in the Santacruz hospital. These babies also require mother’s milk and the Human Milk Bank will prove to be exceptionally helpful to meet this need. “We are incredibly proud of our new Human Milk Bank as they will help countless preemies get the right amount of nutrition in the most natural way possible,” says Dr Bhupendra Avasthi, Founder, Managing Director, Surya Hospitals.