Mother’s Milk Bank Available in Waverly

The Waverly Health Center now has donor milk available to newborns. Registered nurse and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant Jessica Dewey has been the driving force in setting the program up at the WHC. While the WHC has been a drop off site for the Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa for years, this program now allows mothers to donate their excess milk. Mothers who would like to donate will be screened for health behaviors and communicable diseases at no cost to the donor. Once approved, the donor can begin dropping off breastmilk at the WHC. From there it will be donated to the Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa where it will be tested and pasteurized. Hospitals in Iowa and surrounding states will then be able to purchase the milk. For more information contact the WHC.