The Surprisingly Simple Way To Save Babies’ Lives

Brazil is banking on donated breast milk to feed thousands of vulnerable infants — and it’s exporting that model around the world.

Brazil milk banks

The triplets’ birth did not go the way their mother Dayanis Díaz envisioned. David, Daniel, and Diego arrived via cesarean section two months early, each weighing less than four pounds.
Every year, 15 million premature babies are born around the world. Triplets like the Díaz boys have a 90 percent chance of being born early, which unfortunately means a higher chance of developing infections like sepsis or necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), the foremost killer of premature babies. In the case of the Díaz boys, they were placed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), while their mother, like many preemie moms, was struggling to produce milk. Continue reading at BRIGHT.

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