Surat: In what could be a unique milk donation camp, over 130 lactating mothers donated milk in Gujarat’s Surat for the newly born infants who are orphans or do not have access to mother’s milk.
The 21st mothers’ milk donation camp was organised on Sunday under the aegis of the Surat Paediatric Association, the Yashoda Milk Bank and the Kutch Kadva Patidar Samaj Mahila Mandal.
More than 130 lactating mothers participated in the camp and donated milk for the infants.
President of Kutch Kadva Patidar Samaj Mahila Mandal, Sarojben Patel told NewsWire ANI, “We provide milk for toddlers who have either lost their mothers or were abandoned. There is no harm in providing milk to infants.”
The collected milk was later sent for pasteurization and stored in deep freezer at the Yashoda Human Milk Bank in the Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research (SMIMER).
Breast milk fights necrotizing enterocolitis, an intestinal disease to which premature infants are susceptible.