Len Len Oreta opens first milk bank in Camanava
Parents living in Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela (Camanava) who are looking for breast milk for their newborn children need not go far to get supply.
Malabon City Mayor Len Len Oreta on Wednesday launched the first human milk bank in Camanava.
The facility, located at Ospital ng Malabon (OSMAL), aims to give free breast milk to infants, especially those with medical conditions.
“Human milk is indeed life-saving,” said Oreta. “Nawa’y maging instrument ang ating milk bank para marami tayong matulungan at masigurong may access sa human milk ang mga bata, anuman ang kanilang estado sa buhay.”
Dr. Mitzi Tanchoco, medical director of OSMAL, said the new facility will collect, sterilize, test and store safely the human milk that has been donated by breastfeeding mothers and provide it to infants in need.
The Human Milk Bank, which includes a pasteurization machine, human milk analyzer, peristaltic pump and freezer was established with the help of the Rotary International.
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