Posted November 20, 2016 08:51:33
In a Tasmanian first, premature babies at the Royal Hobart Hospital are now being offered donated human breastmilk, flown in from Queensland.
Dubbed “liquid gold” the milk is screened and pasteurised in Brisbane, before being frozen and flown to Tasmania packed in dry ice.
It is being offered to babies in the neo-natal intensive care unit, born before 34 weeks and under a particular weight.
Lactation consultant Christina Galloway spearheaded the plan and said it was very exciting.
“We have now received our sixth delivery of donor human milk and it’s coming from Brisbane and it’s so exciting because for years we’ve been waiting for this,” she said.
So far 17 babies have benefited from the donor milk, …