NEW UP­GRADES FOR MILK BANK IN KIM­BER­LEY

Your Baby & Toddler - - Baby Talk -

The milk bank fa­cil­ity at the Kim­ber­ley Hospi­tal re­cently un­der­went a much-needed upgrade. The upgrade was made pos­si­ble by the South African Breast­milk Re­serve (SABR) in part­ner­ship with Dis­cov­ery. The milk bank has been serv­ing the com­mu­nity for ten years. To date, more than 5 000 litres of do­nated breast­milk have been dis­trib­uted to pre­ma­ture in­fants. The new up­grades will al­low the fa­cil­ity to con­tinue to serve thou­sands of in­fants and their moth­ers in the Northern Cape. Over the last ten years, this pi­o­neer­ing milk bank has fa­cil­i­tated more than a half a mil­lion feeds. Up­grades to the fa­cil­ity in­clude the in­stal­la­tion of an air pu­rifi­ca­tion sys­tem, new cup­boards, fit­tings, basins, and other nec­es­sary equip­ment to en­sure that the milk bank meets with all reg­u­la­tions and re­quire­ments for sus­tain­able hu­man milk bank­ing.

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