Aug 25, 2011 6:04 AM by Kate Richards
DENVER (AP) - A slowdown in donations this summer has forced the Mothers' Milk Bank in Denver to limit its supply of breast milk to premature babies in intensive care units.
Manager Laraine Lockhart-Borman says the 27-year-old breast milk bank is in need of donations with its supply down to critical levels.
Borman says the milk is provided to babies who are allergic to formula or have certain illnesses and whose mothers are unable to produce breast milk. For premature babies, Borman says breast milk is like medicine that prevents infections and help babies thrive.
Borman theorizes that donations have fallen off recently partly because of informal sharing of breast milk by nursing mothers.