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Franciscan Health has Southland’s only human milk depot 

Among the services offered by Franciscan Health Family Birth Center in Olympia Fields is the Chicago Southland's only human milk depot.

Raquel Lewis, maternity services patient care coordinator, said the milk supply is particularly important for at-risk infants. 

Pasteurized donor human milk is an important nutritional therapy for many at-risk Special Care Nursery babies. It offers numerous benefits in the absence of mother’s milk, including infection-fighting, active growth and development hormones, improved digestion and better nutrition.

“We support breastfeeding as the healthiest nutrition choice for all our . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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