New York’s first Milk Bank has opened in Hastings

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The New York Milk Bank is open in Hastings.

Wednesday’s opening marked the first breast milk donor bank in the state of New York.

The Journal News reports that premature babies are recommended to be fed with breast milk and without a New York source, hospitals were importing mother’s milk from other states.

The New York Milk Bank will receive breast milk from any of 17 depots in the state where it will be mixed, homogenized, pasteurized and tested.

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