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Moms who can't breastfeed turn to milk banks

The baby formula shortage continues but now, a milk bank in Cary, North Carolina is offering help to moms who need it. Some moms are in need of help right now. Baby formula is in short supply forcing some moms to rely on breastfeeding. The Director of Nursing at the Women and Children Center for Cone Health, Dr. Jonna Hunter, said you can try a few at-home tricks to produce more milk. These include staying hydrated, getting enough rest, adding lean proteins and eggs to your diet, and most importantly, reducing stress. For the moms who still aren’t able to produce enough milk, there is a new resource to help by using donated breastmilk. “There is a Mother's Milk Bank in Cary, North Carolina that does offer and it's just recent. Usually, it's only been offered to hospitals. We do have it here at the hospital for our mothers that are inpatients but they are now offering it to moms in the community,” Hunter said. Dr. Hunter said this is a safe option for moms. The donors go through a very thorough process before they are able to contribute. The breast milk also goes through a pasteurization process. Read more: SUBSCRIBE | Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Download the WFMY News 2 app: ►Text the word APP to 336-379-5775 ►For iPhone | ►For Android |
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