Where is the new Mother’s Milk Bank opening in Belagavi

Belagavi is set to open the second Mother’s Milk Bank of the state in order to meet the needs of the shortage of Mother’s milk for newborns. The new Mother’s Milk Bank will open in the Belagavi Institute of Medical Sciences (BIMS).

It’s an initiative by the government and the first Mother’s Milk Bank opened in Bengaluru, which is still operational.

The Belagavi Mother’s Milk Bank will be inaugurated in a couple of weeks to cater to the needs of newborns who do not get their mother’s milk.

According to the officials, the milk will be collected from healthy mothers which will be processed and then stored in the Milk Bank. This is only for those who are in need. Many pregnant women are unable to produce milk during the delivery time leading to the death of newborns.

This is the reason the government has come up with this initiative. After the success of the Milk Bank in Bengaluru, the government has decided to open a new one in Belagavi to cater to the needs of the Belagavi district women.

How Mother’s Milk Will Be Collected

Milk of only healthy mothers will be collected. Official select 3-5 mothers for the milk which is then pasteurized. This way the nutrients in the milk get equally distributed.

Permission of the mothers is taken before collecting the milk. Those who willingly want to donate milk, working women, and mothers having excess milk can also donate.

The milk is given to babies whose mothers have passed away, babies without family, premature babies, malnutrition or sick babies, and who are in need.

Where will the Mother’s Milk Bank be Opened in Belagavi?

The Mother’s Milk Bank will be opened in Belagavi Institute of Medical Sciences near the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

According to the director of BIMS, Ashok Kumar Shetty, many arrangements have already been made including a deep freezer, milkshake machine, laminar, pasteurizer, refrigerator, hot air oven, and other equipment required.

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references: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hubballi/mothers-milk-bank-to-open-at-belagavi-institute-of-medical-sciences-bims/articleshow/110221035.cms

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