MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Breastfeeding advocates have long touted the benefits of a mother’s milk. It provides antibodies that formula doesn’t and can even ward off illnesses down the road. But, producing or passing that milk onto a baby is not possible for all mothers. Now there’s a solution in Miami. It is Florida’s first nonprofit milk depot.
The facility, which had its official ribbon cutting Tuesday morning, is located at The Gathering Place, a pregnancy, childbirth and parenting resource center at 5810 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami.
The milk depot is a place where prescreened and approved donor moms can drop off their donated breast milk instead of shipping it themselves.
A Miami mom who attends classes at The Gathering Place helped create the depot here in South Florida after encountering breast feeding problems...
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