Connecticut gets first outpatient breast milk dispensary promising better access for nourishment – News 12 New Jersey

Apr 29, 2022, 12:46pmUpdated 1h ago

By: News 12 Staff

The first outpatient breast milk dispensary in the state of Connecticut is now open.

The facility began collecting donations of breast milk in a 500 oz freezer, but soon milk drop-offs were averaging 400–500 oz—some even 900 oz.

Staff at the facility says they became so overwhelmed by donations that their team had to buy a larger freezer.

They say the life-saving nourishment of breast milk is now closer to those who need it.

Staff at ProHealth Physician say most breast milk dispensaries are only located in hospitals and in specialty units such as NICUs.

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