While all babies benefit from drinking breast milk, there are some who, due to medical conditions, need it. In the case that mom's milk is not available, perhaps because of production problems or because mom herself is unavailable, a baby may be given donor milk.
There are "milk banks" all over the country. They store donated breast milk and provide it to needy infants. If you have more milk than you need, or if your baby needs more than you have, you might consider contacting a milk bank (or a hospital) to find out about giving or receiving breast milk. Here are a few places to start:
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