Covenant Children’s announces launch of donor breast milk progra

Covenant Children’s announces launch of donor breast milk program

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press Release)

Covenant Children’s first on South Plains to adopt exclusive human milk diet for premature infants.

Covenant Children’s announces the launch of a donor breast milk program benefiting premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Covenant Children’s has a long history of feeding donor breast milk to premature infants in the NICU, however, they will now use standardized neonatal nutritional products made by Prolacta Bioscience.

This makes Covenant Children’s the first hospital on the South Plains to adopt an exclusive human milk diet (EHMD) for critically ill, premature infants in the NICU. As West Texas’ only freestanding children’s hospital, Covenant Children’s has been a trailblazer in the nutritional standards for premature infants.

“In an effort to further decrease the risk of potentially fatal necrotising enterocolitis in extremely premature babies, Covenant NICU has started using Prolacta proactively,” Regional Medical Director of Neonatology Service Dr. Maheshwar Thummala said. “I would like to thank the hospital administration in helping us use this very expensive product for the benefit of the extremely premature babies.”

While Covenant Children’s is excited to add Prolacta to its treatment options, we still accepts donor milk from local moms to help feed less critically, ill babies.

About Prolacta Bioscience:

Prolacta Bioscience, Inc. is a privately-held life sciences company dedicated to Advancing the Science of Human Milk®. The company pioneered the development of human milk-based neonatal nutritional products to meet the needs of critically ill, premature infants in the NICU. Prolacta leads the industry in the quality and safety of nutritional products made from breast milk and operates the first and only pharmaceutical-grade manufacturing facility for the processing of human breast milk. For more information please visit

Donations can be made to Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas

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