Nairobi set to establish breast milk bank at Pumwani

A hospital in Nairobi, Kenya is setting up the country's first breast milk bank with help from the government and an NGO to ensure infants get breast milk even if their mothers cannot provide it. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding children for at least the first six months of life and officials estimate the breast milk bank will reduce neonatal deaths by 10 percent. However the effort could still face skepticism by the public over the safety of donated milk.

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