Bags with breast milk and bear toy of roses. Milk bank. Expressing breast milk. Breast-feeding. Freezing and storing milk. Donated milk.Copyspace

Bags with breast milk and bear toy of roses. Milk bank. Expressing breast milk. Breast-feeding. Freezing and storing milk. Donated milk.Copyspace

BANGOR — Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is opening a donor milk depot in partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast. The new depot, the first in the Bangor area, planned to receive milk donations beginning June 6 thanks to funding for a freezer to store the breast milk by Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ program. 

A donor human milk depot is a community location where donors who have completed the screening process can drop off milk for shipment to Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast. Currently, there are six milk depots in Maine, from Portland to Belfast. The newly added seventh depot is located in the Northern Light Family Medicine and Residency practice at 895 Union St. in Bangor.  

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