Hundreds of premature babies die each year from necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), a devastating condition where the entire gut can die. Human milk can help prevent NEC and other complications, and is truly lifesaving. When maternal milk is unavailable, screened donor milk is the option recommended as the safest alternative.
This year, make yours a Tiny Birthday. Instead of presents or a round of drinks, ask your family and friends to donate to the Human Milk Foundation. Your support will help us to give a tiny baby the precious gift of safe donor milk.
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