Navigation Links
International Breast Milk Project Helps Mothers Worldwide

NEW YORK, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Sunday, individuals all over the nation will be celebrating a very special holiday to honor the women who gave them life: their mothers. While people in the United States turn their attention toward their caregivers, the International Breast Milk Project (IBMP) hopes to inspire some to also think of mothers abroad.

The IBMP is an organization that helps mothers in the United States send their breast milk to infants in need, who have either lost their mothers or whose mothers are not able to breast feed due to HIV infection, untreated tuberculosis, serious illness, and/or severe anemia or malnourishment. Despite the fact that breast-fed infants have been proven to be healthier, IBMP is the only international organization to provide breast milk to infants in developing countries.

Specifically, the organization focuses on infants in South Africa, where it is estimated that 1.5 million children have lost their parents due to HIV/AIDS, and many more have mothers who are unable to breastfeed because they are ill. By the end of 2009, IBMP will have sent an estimated 262,655 ounces (7,767 liters or 2052 gallons) of healthy breast milk to infants in South Africa. That is equivalent to the amount of milk needed to feed 2,188 babies one bottle of milk a day for 30 days.

In 2007, the organization started with just one donor, the organization's Executive Director Jill Youse, and it is estimated that by the end of 2009 IBMP will have 1,750 donors nationwide. As it grew in size, the IBMP partnered with two organizations, Prolacta Bioscience, which covers most of the cost involved in milk collection, and Quick International Courier, responsible for transporting the milk to South Africa.

Youse explained the donor process to MediaGlobal: "Applications are completed online, blood work is done in the donor's home, and coolers are shipped directly to doorsteps, making the process seamless and easy for a mom with a new baby at home."

Once the milk has made it to South Africa, it is split three-ways and sent to partner organizations in Durban, Uitenhage and Cape Town. At its final destination, the milk is given free-of-charge to mothers in need.

For more information about International Breast Milk Project, email Jill Youse at and/or visit

SOURCE MediaGlobal News Service
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. International study strengthens case for daily calcium pill
2. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Announces Webcast of Presentation at Thomas Weisel Partners 2007 Healthcare Conference
3. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
4. LCA Hails International Investigators Studying Lung Cancer
5. Arrow International Urges Shareholders To Vote for Approval of the $45.50 Teleflex Inc. Merger and for the Current Board of Directors
6. PRA International Adds Dr. Susan Stansfield as Executive Vice President
7. Medical Services International Maintains Pace in Second Quarter
8. Clarity Imaging International, Inc. Rolls Out Mobile DEXA Program
9. International Gateway Insurance Brokers Partners With MEDILINQ
10. Tulane University to receive $14M for international HIV/AIDS program
11. International Database Seeks to Boost Treatment of Altitude Sickness
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... States to support their local poison centers through donations on Tuesday, Dec. 1, ... calls it “a day that inspires people to collaborate in improving their local ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... R.I. (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... With ... Amica Insurance is sharing safety tips to help protect your family and vehicle. , ... crashes around the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Amica is sharing the following safety tips ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals living ... cost of health care services available to its members to help them make ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Sir Grout of Baltimore is ... certification. The award recognizes good companies for excellence in service and a commitment ... and hard surface restoration company earned this recognition after a thorough review by ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... York, N.Y. (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... Giving Tuesday, the global movement driven by social media and the generosity of people ... Speaks, then encourage their social media networks to give – and share the personal ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015 F1000Workspace - a research ... it was launched just six months ago. --> ... platform for scientists - since it was launched just six ... loaded on to F1000Workspace - a research collaboration, ... was launched just six months ago. --> ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 1, a free mobile-first network that enables healthcare professionals ... new completely redesigned web version that includes uploading. The ... primarily on a desktop, to upload images directly from ... base, Figure 1 is hosting an event during the ... (RSNA) Annual Meeting. Joshua Landy , ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... -- iRhythm Technologies, Inc. , a leading digital health care ... will participate in the 27th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference at ... . Kevin King , Chief Executive Officer of ... 8:50am ET. --> --> ... . --> iRhythm is a privately held ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: