Alabama’s Fourth Milk Depot
Regional Medical Center opens Alabama’s Fourth Milk Depot for Donated Human Breast Milk with a ribbon cutting ceremony. RMC staff and executives gathered at the RMC Women and Children’s Pavilion in Anniston to celebrate the opening of a place where breastfeeding mothers can donate breast milk to give to premature or medically fragile babies in Alabama and across the country. The donated milk will be pasteurized in Birmingham at the Mothers' Milk Bank of Alabama and will be distributed to RMC’s tiniest babies and to hospitals across the state. Some of RMC’s tiniest and sickest babies aren’t able to breastfeed normally and their mothers aren’t able to pump breast milk for them. This non-profit human milk bank is for moms who cannot breastfeed and their babies are in the hospital.