Baby Mauricio was born 12 weeks early. At just a bit more than two and a half pounds, he would spend the next nine months in the neonatal intensive care unit fighting for his life. His mom, supported by NICU lactation consultants, successfully developed a small amount of breast milk – enough to initially feed her precious son until he became too ill to take her milk. Donor human milk became necessary after a life-threatening intestinal illness. Multiple complications and five surgeries later, Mauricio finally went home.
Receiving donor milk while home furthered his recovery and growth, and Mauricio was finally able to transition off of milk onto other feeding substances at fourteen months of age.
Mauricio’s parents are grateful to the financial donors whose generous gifts provided more than $10,000 worth of milk to their precious baby.