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 . . .