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To the Editor: It has been called to our attention that the services of The Delaware Hospital Mothers' Milk Bank are not adequately publicized. For this reason we would like to mention a few salient facts about our milk bank.
For 16 years this milk bank has been supplying breast milk to all areas of the United States. During these years frozen breast milk has been sent as far as California with excellent results.
Upon request from the attending physician, breast milk is available for premature and allergic infants. Also, we have supplied large quantities of breast milk for research purposes.
This milk is available at a cost of 30¢ an ounce which meets the cost of production. However, in indigent cases the milk is provided free of charge. We also call to your attention that in some states the cost of breast milk is included in Blue Cross coverage.
HANDY MI. DELAWARE HOSPITAL MOTHERS' MILK BANK. Am J Dis Child. 1964;107(3):319. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1964.02080060321022