QC donates breast milk from milk bank for Taal evacuees

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The Quezon City government will be donating breast milk from its milk bank for infants in Batangas who have been displaced by Taal Volcano’s unrest.

Quezon City General Hospital director Dr. Josephine Sabando on Saturday, January 18, checked the supply of mother’s milk that will be distributed to breastfeeding mothers in various evacuation sites in Batangas.

Sabando said the Quezon City Human Milk Bank (QCHMB) will initially give 40 bottles (100 ml) of pasteurized human milk to some of the infants in the evacuation centers in Batangas.

If the need arises, she said 200 more milk bottles are available for immediate distribution.

“Bahagi ng programa ng Milk Bank ng QC General Hospital na magbigay ng gatas ng ina tuwing may kalamidad upang matiyak na may sapat na nutrisyon ang mga sanggol na nasa evacuation centers,” she said.

Sabando said the pasteurized human milk was gathered through continuous milk letting activities in coordination with the QC Health Department done in different communities in the city.