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DRIVE-THRU BABY CAFÉ WEIGH STATION

Mothers’ Milk Bank is offering free baby weight checks for your newborn!

We have a private space for performing the weighs, as well as a room for nursing if you so choose.  Following current state guidelines, masks are required inside our building for anyone over the age of 10.

Appointments are subject to availability, Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm. Please email Lenna at lenna.gregory@rmchildren.org with the subject line BABY WEIGH to schedule your appointment!

Study finds breastmilk from moms with COVID-19 does not contain virus

Important research continues on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 (more commonly known as COVID-19) on breastfeeding and human milk. A new study, published on June 16, out of California by Chambers, et al has found no evidence of replication-competent virus in human milk of SARS-CoV-2-infected women. When viral RNA was detected in milk, it could not replicate and was not a likely source of infection for the infant.

Furthermore, the Holder pasteurization method, used by nonprofit Milk Banks all over North America to ensure a safe donor human milk supply, destroyed the viral RNA in spiked human milk samples.

This supports guidance from the WHO, CDC, and AAP that women can continue to breastfeed even after COVID-19 infection, with appropriate precautions. Additionally, donor human milk from nonprofit milk banks in North America continues to be the safest and most effective nutritional alternative when mother’s own milk is not available.

We have suspected from earlier studies that COVID-19 positive moms’ milk does not contain this virus, but I am more confident than ever after this new study that breastmilk, breastfeeding and donor human milk are safe. As a neonatologist, safety for my patients is paramount,” said Dr. Jan Kennaugh, Neonatologist for 35 years and Medical Director of Mothers’ Milk Bank.

For new and expecting parents looking to ensure they have human milk available to their baby, Mothers’ Milk Bank is offering a Welcome Home Baby Kit. The kit includes five bottles of PDHM to feed baby while mom establishes her own milk supply after birth, along with breastfeeding resources and a Lactation Support Toolkit. Parents can order their Welcome Home Baby Kit by calling 303.869.1888 or visiting rmchildren.org/welcome-home-baby for more information.

Evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 in Breastmilk from 18 Infected Women

https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.12.20127944

BREASTFEEDING AND SAFE SLEEP IN THE AGE OF COVID-19 ZOOM EVENT

PREGNANT? THINKING ABOUT BREASTFEEDING BUT UNSURE WHAT IS BEST FOR YOUR BABY IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES?

This pregnancy probably looks different from how you pictured it. All the change and social distance from your friends and family, and the worry over the uncertain future may have left you feeling a little overwhelmed during an already emotional, transformative time.

Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation and the Best Start Program is here to provide you with the tools to give your baby the best start in life!

Join us for a free, one-hour Zoom event on Thursday, June 11 at 1 pm. Breastfeeding experts will guide you through preparing for breastfeeding, challenges you may face with potentially limited support due to the COVID-19 crisis, and the value of donor human milk to support you as you establish breastfeeding goals. The Best Start Program will discuss the importance of safe sleep and a free safe sleep space available to all Colorado families. After attending this informative event you will receive helpful parenting items and resources to keep with you as prepare for your parenting journey- no matter what the world serves up!

Register Here

Best Start baby boxes provide a safe sleep space for babies ages 0-6 months. Click here to enroll in the Best Start Program and pick-up your free baby box!

Milk Drive for Babies’ Lives

May 19th is the 10th annual World Day of Human Milk Donation!  Show your support by helping Mothers’ Milk Bank collect 10,000 ounces of milk for fragile babies the week of May 17.  Empty those freezers and make arrangements with us to get your milk to us so we can get it to fragile infants across the country.  Human milk is magic – thank you for sharing your miraculous gift and giving other moms peace of mind.

 

FedEx Courier Service for Denver-Area Milk Donors

The health and well-being of our donors, recipients, Mothers’ Milk Bank staff, and community are of our utmost importance. If you have milk at home that you would like to send in to Mothers’ Milk Bank, and you live in the Denver metro area, we can send a FedEx courier to your home for a no-contact porch pick up.

If you have around 100 ounces or more to send, and live in the Denver metro area, please call the milk bank at 303.869.1888 or e-mail orders@rmchildren.org to schedule a courier. When you contact us, please let us know a 3-hour window between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday that will work best for you.

When you see FedEx arrive at your home, please have your milk ready for the courier in a grocery bag and place it on your doorstep. The courier will pick up your milk, place it safely into their insulated packs and bring it to Mothers’ Milk Bank.

Contact Us

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303.839.6782

info@rmchildren.org

5394 Marshall Street, Suite 400

Arvada, Colorado, 80002

 

Mothers' Milk Bank

303.869.1888

Toll Free: 833-234-0555

mothersmilk@rmchildren.org

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