Culture & Entertainment

Public Breast Milk Bank Coming to Quebec

Canadian Living
Culture & Entertainment

Public Breast Milk Bank Coming to Quebec

I was lucky when it came to breastfeeding. I didn't have issues with supply or latching. I remember the woman I shared my hospital room with was having troubles with her baby latching. Her baby had been born a day before mine, and yet, we were discharged before them because her baby would not latch even though she tried desperately at every feeding to make it happen. I felt terrible for her. Only two days into being a mother, and she was already feeling like she was failing even though there was nothing she could do. So I was pleased to see that Quebec could soon have a public breast milk bank for mothers who cannot breastfeed. The milk would be given specifically to premature babies, to help save some of the 1000 or so premature babies born in Quebec every year. While independent milk banks do already exist (for example, in Calgary and Vancouver), this will be the first province-wide, publicly run human milk bank of its kind in Canada. It will mean that more mothers will be needed to donate, but at least now there will be a government-supported agency managing the whole process. One less thing for a stressed-out new "maman" to worry about.   Share your breast feeding experience!  
Comments
Share X
Culture & Entertainment

Public Breast Milk Bank Coming to Quebec

Login