Kenya launches first breast milk bank to help newborns

NAIROBI (Reuters) – The five mothers sat in a bright blue room in Kenya’s largest maternity hospital waiting to pump breast milk – but not for their own newborns. Sarah Wanjiku feeds her baby with human milk donated at the Human Milk Bank at the Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Njeri MwangiAt Kenya’s first breast milk bank, the women were waiting to help infants whose mothers couldn’t feed them by donating some of their own milk. Antibody-rich breast milk helps premature and sick babies recover faster. Although infants benefit most from their…

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