“I know that without donor breast milk, Hunter would have died. His little tummy couldn’t handle the formula, and over time I was no longer able to provide my own milk for him. Today, Hunter is a very happy 20 month-old! It’s still a bumpy road, yet we’re seeing great progress. I am so thankful for all of the milk donors. You gave my son a chance at life, and for that I’m eternally grateful!”–Hunter's Mother
The milk bank’s charitable care program was also essential. The family’s insurance company refused coverage for his outpatient milk, and their financial resources were already strained. Hunter received the prescribed milk he needed thanks to generous financial contributions to the milk bank’s Charitable Care Program.
While donor human milk is primarily for premature babies in hospital neonatal intensive care units, it can also be life-saving for full-term babies like Hunter.