On June 5, 2024
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The Vermont Donor Milk Center opens new freezer site in Mendon

The Vermont Donor Milk Center (VDMC) has announce the opening of a new freezer site at 123 S. Mendon Road in Mendon. This expansion aims to increase the availability of pasteurized donor human milk to families in Vermont and northern New York.

Since its inception in 2020, the VDMC has been dedicated to providing life-saving nutrition through donor milk to newborns and infants in need. Through their partnership with Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) certified milk banks, VDMC ensures that the milk is processed safely and meets the highest standards of quality.

The new freezer site in Mendon, being overseen by Lisa Kerns, IBCLC and longtime community breastfeeding supporter, will serve as a critical resource for families seeking donor milk, especially those facing challenges such as low milk supply, preterm birth, or maternal health complications. The location will facilitate easier access for local families, ensuring that more infants can benefit from the health advantages of donor breast milk, which include a strong immune system and reduced risk of chronic illnesses.

Amy Wenger, RN, and Rachel Foxx, RN, co-executive directors of VDMC, emphasized the importance of this initiative.  “This new site represents a significant step in bridging the gap in infant nutrition in our community,” said Wenger. “We are committed to supporting families during their breastfeeding journey, and this expansion will allow us to do just that more effectively.”

This new site reaffirms VDMC’s commitment to providing essential nutritional support to infants and ensuring that all babies have the healthiest start in life.

The Vermont Donor Milk Center, Inc. (VDMC) opened its doors in 2020 as a nonprofit organization providing pasteurized donor human milk to babies in need across Vermont and northern New York. Newborns and infants receive life-saving nutrition and food security for a healthy start in life from our milk dispensing site and donation drop-off location. VDMC is the first outpatient initiative in Vermont to bridge the gap in infant nutrition from the hospital to the home and is the first resource for families to obtain pasteurized donor human milk locally.

For more information visit: vtdonormilk.com or call 802-276-0030.

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