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UC San Diego Health hosts March 1 Milk Drive

Help us address a statewide milk shortage and help NICU babies in California! In collaboration with the Mothers' Milk Bank of San Jose and the San Diego Blood Bank, UC San Diego Health hosts a Milk Drive on Wednesday, March 1. View flyer for more information.


$10.5 Million Gift Funds Center for Human Milk Research at UC San Diego

Breast milk is known to provide the best source of nutrition for newborns and infants, and for premature babies, it can be life-saving. Yet much about the composition of human milk and what makes it so beneficial is still a mystery. To help scientists bridge this knowledge gap, the Switzerland-based Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation has made a $10.5 million grant to the University of California San Diego, home to one of the world’s only centers dedicated to human milk research.  (Read More)


Gift to UC San Diego will establish San Diego's first Mother's Milk Bank

The new UC San Diego Mother's Milk Bank will collect and provide donor milk to local hospitals for optimal care of infants who need the milk most. The bank will also work with community partners to improve breastfeeding education and awareness. This is yet another initiative at UC San Diego Health that will help save lives through the power of human milk. (Read More)
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UC San Diego Podcast: Interview with the "Milk Man"

Michelle and Melanie learn the science behind the saying “breast is best” from Lars Bode, PhD, MoMI CoRE Director. They talk about the benefits of breast milk and how lactating mothers could actually hold the key to future drug development for chronic, adult diseases like inflammatory bowel disease. (Listen to the Podcast)


Mommy's Milk Human Milk Research Biorepository launches Website 

This is the first-ever breast milk bank for research in the nation! The staff at UC San Diego Center for Better Beginnings are organizing the collection of and safe storage of breast milk samples, and is asking for your generous support. Check out their website to learn how you can donate two ounces of breast milk, and they'll keep it safe for a role in future research projects. (Visit Mommy's Milk Website)