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Beautiful Birth Choices in Rochester provides support and a community for new mothers in of Rochester. It acts as a collection center for donated breastmilk.

Golisano Children's Hospital offers donor breast milk to NICU preemies

November 9, 2017

Babies with very low birth weights are now drinking donated breast milk in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital. Pasteurized donor milk and fortifiers used at Golisano Children's Hospital comes from California-based milk bank Prolacta Bioscience, Meyers said. Donors are screened for viruses, illegal drugs and nicotine.

USA Today

Medical Monday: Human milk fortification for preemies

Medical Monday: Human milk fortification for preemies

November 6, 2017

Sophia is receiving a human milk fortifier that's being added to Kitchen's breast milk while she's in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center. "Babies need fortification to grow and develop appropriately when they're sick in the NICU, and Prolacta makes a fortifier out of human milk rather than cow's milk, which has historically been the only thing that was available," Melinda Elliott explained. Elliott is a Neonatologist who works for the company that produces the human milk fortifier, Prolacta Bioscience.

WJHG

San Antonio Donor with Prolacta Bioscience donates over 3,000 ounces of breastmilk to help preemies

San Antonio woman helps premature babies through breast milk donation

September 28, 2017

Through a Prolacta-affiliated milk bank, a San Antonio mother has now donated over 3,000 ounces of breast milk to help premature newborns.

News 4 San Antonio


Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund Announces 1st Conference on Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund Announces Plans for First Regional Conference on Necrotizing Enterocolitis

September 14, 2017

The inaugural conference will feature an impressive line-up of speakers to provide practical education and to inspire community engagement and action in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of NEC. One of the proposed topics is the inclusion of an Exclusive Human Milk Diet as the standard of care. Prolacta Bioscience is a proud sponsor of the event.

Press Release


Donor Mom at Yuma Regional Medical Center

New Milk Donor Program treating babies in need

August 11, 2017

The Yuma Regional Medical Center Donor Milk Program has a new way to donate human milk for critically ill, premature infants in the NICU.

KYMA.com


NGMC Offers Donor Milk Program for Premature Infants

July 25, 2017

“Through a partnership with Prolacta Bioscience, we are now providing the only available standardized donor milk that has a precise amount of calories and protein, enabling targeted nutrition to help ensure appropriate growth of our most fragile premature infants.” said Heather Standard, director of Women and Children’s Services at NGMC.

Northeast Georgia Health System


Neonatologist shares her experience with Prolacta's product and how to optimize nutrition for premature infants

The Benefits of an Exclusive Human Milk-based Diet for Very Low Birth Weight Babies

Summer, 2017

In this feature, Neonatal Intensive Care interviews clinicians and healthcare providers about the actual application of specific products and therapies. This interview is with Amy B. Hair, MD, at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Neonatal Intensive Care Magazine



Reston-based venture firm PROOF and its investors are putting $3.25 million into breast milk product company, Prolacta Bioscience Inc.

Exclusive: This Reston venture firm is betting on breast milk

May 19, 2017

Reston-based venture firm PROOF and its investors are putting $3.2 million into breast milk product company Prolacta Bioscience Inc.

Washington Business Journal (paywall)



Byron Copeland (left) and Anastasia Lorenz (right) sit in a neonatal intensive care unit room with their baby boy Jacob April 27 at St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena campus. Jacob was born at 2.5 pounds and was provided Prolacta, a human milk fortifier to help premature babies develop.

Las Vegas hospital first in state to offer breast milk fortifier

May 14, 2017

A Las Vegas hospital is the first in the state to offer a breast milk fortifier for prematurely born babies.

Fox 5



Byron Copeland (left) and Anastasia Lorenz (right) sit in a neonatal intensive care unit room with their baby boy Jacob April 27 at St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena campus. Jacob was born at 2.5 pounds and was provided Prolacta, a human milk fortifier to help premature babies develop.

Henderson hospital uses human-milk fortifier to treat premature infants

May 5, 2017

Jacob was born a month premature and weighed 2.5 pounds. Clinicians from St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena campus, suggested the first-time parents use a human-milk fortifier, Prolacta, to help their baby grow. The hospital is the first in Nevada to offer Prolacta!

Las Vegas Review-Journal


For premature infants, receiving the right nutrients is critical.

Why Human Milk Plays an Essential Role in Preemie Development

April 20, 2017

"Giving birth to a premature baby can be stressful — especially when it comes to providing proper nutrition — but the science of human milk is here to help."

Future of Personal Health


Prolacta Bioscience, a company that uses human milk to make fortifier products in its pharmaceutical-grade manufacturing facility, advocates a more rigorous level of screening.

Going For $1 An Ounce

April 20, 2017

"Based in City of Industry, Calif., Prolacta purchases the milk from women for $1 per ounce. The company uses it to make fortifiers that are added to a mother’s or donor’s milk to deliver extra calories, proteins and minerals to premature babies."

USA Today


Prolacta Bioscience, a company that uses human milk to make fortifier products in its pharmaceutical-grade manufacturing facility

Going For $1 An Ounce: The Burgeoning Trade In Mothers’ Milk

April 13, 2017

"Prolacta’s products win praise from NICU physicians because they can replace fortifiers made of cow’s milk, which are known to increase the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis and sepsis."

California Healthline


Jenica skin-to-skin in the NICU with her twin preemies

Prolacta Bioscience for Preemie Babies

April 13, 2017

Jenica shares the importance of nutrition for premature infants and why it is important to know what kind of fortifier is being added to help them grow. Prolacta Bioscience is a proud sponsor of the blog post.

Touch of Gray Blog


The Last of the Breast Milk

March 30, 2017

Hannah Davis is a lifestyle blogger and preemie parent to twins. She discusses the common confusion of human milk fortifiers (cow vs. human) and shares her NICU experience. Prolacta Bioscience is a proud sponsor of the blog post.

Touch of Gray Blog


Prolacta Formula Fortifier Starts Trial For Newborns With Rare Heart Condition

Prolacta Formula Fortifier Starts Trial For Newborns With Rare Heart Condition

February 28, 2017

Prolacta Bioscience developed human milk-based formula fortifier for full-term infants born with conditions that make them vulnerable to nutrition deficiencies. Pending results from research at 12 US hospitals, the product would roll out commercially in 2018.

Rose Sheet (paywall)


Improving Feeding Tolerance in VLBW Infants

Austin’s Hand to Hold starts NICU Now podcast for parents of premature babies

February 10, 2017

The podcast is a new way for Hand to Hold to reach more parents and make them aware of the services Hand to Hold provides such as a peer mentors and written materials about life in the NICU and what happens after you go home. Prolacta Bioscience is a proud sponsor of the parent resource.

Austin360.com


Improving Feeding Tolerance in VLBW Infants

Improving Feeding Tolerance in VLBW Infants

February 1, 2017

In this feature, Neonatal Intensive Care Magazine interviewed Maushumi Assad, MD, MPH, about the actual application of an exclusive human milk diet and the outcomes from a study she conducted while at Sinai children’s Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

Neonatal Intensive Care Magazine


Dr. Victoria Niklas on Momtourage Podcast

The Reality of Preemies: High Risk Hope, Adrianna Costa, & Dr Victoria Niklas

January 3, 2017

Kristin Cruz, mommy blogger and podcast host of "The Momtourage" interviewed Dr. Victoria Niklas, Prolacta's Chief Medical and Scientific Officer to raise awareness of prematurity and of the benefits of a 100% human milk diet for very low birth weight preterm infants.

The Momtourage


Peekaboo ICU Preemie app

Peekaboo ICU Launches First Customizable Mobile App for Parents of Premature Babies in the NICU

October 26, 2016

The Peekaboo ICU Preemie App is the first free app that can be customized by NICU parents to track their preemie’s individual growth and development. Designed to inform, inspire and engage parents, the app empowers parents from day one, providing education and support during a period of time fraught with unexpected decisions.

The Peekaboo ICU Preemie App was made possible through the sponsorship of Prolacta Bioscience.

Fox News


Canadian Premature Babies Foundation logo

Breast Milk For Every Preemie

September 28, 2016

A group of parents, clinical leaders, and researchers are calling on Canadian health care providers and provincial health systems to adopt a three-point strategy to improve health outcomes for premature babies. According to the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation, an approach that ensures all premature babies receive an exclusive human milk diet would improve survival rates and ensure better health outcomes for Canada’s tiniest citizens.

CPBF


Preemie Simon born at the Saint Mary Hospital

Breast Milk Donors

August 25, 2016

Simon and his twin brother, Gideon was born 14 weeks early, but due to Twin-To-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, Gideon was unable to receive all the nutrients he needed to survive. Although heartbroken to say goodbye to him after just three weeks, Hannah's grateful that Simon is thriving at the Saint Mary NICU. She believes one reason why is breast milk. The Director of Maternal Child Services cites studies that prove why an exclusive human milk diet can help premature infants.

KTVN


Hospital News covers the importance of human milk and the clinical benefits

Standards and Practices for Human Milk Products

Fall 2016

In this article, Neonatal Intensive Care magazine interviewed Terry Johnson, APN, NNP-BC, on the current and ongoing standards to enhance patient safety in the use of human milk in the NICU.

Neonatal Intensive Care (see page 19).


Hospital News covers the importance of human milk and the clinical benefits

Why Human Milk Matters

August 2016

Article discusses the clinical benefits of exclusive human-milk diet in premature infants (specifically those born weighing 500 - 1250g).

Hospital News


University of Florida Health Jacksonville NICU - nurse caring for a preemie

Human Milk Initiative May Offer Jacksonville Babies A Healthier Start

July 19, 2016

University of Florida Health Jacksonville is among the first hospitals in Northeast Florida to offer donor milk and human-milk-based human milk fortifier, in both its newborn nursery and neonatal intensive care unit.

WJCT


ABC My News covers the Saint Mary's new virtual donor breast milk program

Wellness Wednesday: Saint Mary's launches virtual donor breast milk program

July 20, 2016

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center has become the first in the region to launch a virtual donor breast milk program for premature infants. News 4's Melissa Carlson learns what this means for infants in the neonatal intensive care unit Watch her report.

ABC News 4


University of Florida Health Jacksonville NICU - nurse caring for a preemie

Human Milk Initiative May Offer Jacksonville Babies A Healthier Start

July 19, 2016

University of Florida Health Jacksonville is among the first hospitals in Northeast Florida to offer donor milk and human-milk-based human milk fortifier, in both its newborn nursery and neonatal intensive care unit.

WJCT


Cover of Neonatal Intensive Care Magazine Summer 2016 Issue

Nutrition Guidelines for an Exclusive Human Milk Diet

June 15, 2016

In the Summer issue of Neonatal Intensive Care Magazine, Andi Markell, NICU Dietitian presents the Nutritional Advisory Committee NICU Enteral Guidelines for the use of an Exclusive Human Milk Diet
for Babies <1250 g.

Neonatal Intensive Care


ReachMD Podcast on Breast Milk Donor Program

Breast Milk Donor Programs: Benefits for Premature Infants

June 15, 2016

In the segment, Clinician's Roundtable, Dr. Renee Allen, OBGYN Hospitalist interviews Scott Elster, CEO of Prolacta to educate listeners on donor milk programs in American hospitals, and the observed benefits for premature infants.

Podcast on ReachMD.com


Emily Million pictured with her daugther

Perspectives of a Nurse and Mother of a 23-week Micro Preemie

May 16, 2016

Emily Million, provides a rare perspective on how to advocate and make informed health decisions both as a parent and as a nurse.

Article was originally published in the National Black Nurses Association News


Prolacta is featured on St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Soundcloud Podcast, 'Medical Minute'

Medical Minute

April 6, 2016

In this week's 'Medical Minute', Dr. Judith Ivacko, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, talks about the breast milk supplement, Prolacta, only offered at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor in NICU.

Soundcloud


Leah Michelle and the Peeks family interviewed on PBS

Innovations in Medicine

January 16, 2016

Innovations in Medicine show 111 features a two part segment on a human milk fortifier which helps premature infants thrive.

American Health Journal


Elizabeth Thacker loves feeding her baby Kynadee

Georgia Mother Unable To Breastfeed Her Newborn Gets Help From Donor Milk Program

October 21, 2015

Piedmont Healthcare's feeds babies in its three NICUs 100% human milk, as part of its newborn nutrition program. Some of the milk comes from the newborns' mothers , some from Piedmont's Donor Milk Program. Piedmont Fayette neonatologist Dr. Rod Robinson says the human breast milk -- full of protective antibodies designed to help the babies immune system fight off germs -- is critical for babies born too soon.

http://www.fox5atlanta.com


Andrea Hall with baby Kennedy and older daughter, Austin, at Overlake Hospital on Oct. 2.— Image Credit: Allison DeAngelis

Replicating mother’s milk | New milk fortifier may reduce disease in premature babies

October 12, 2015

The staff at Overlake credits some of Kennedy’s good fortune to a new milk fortifier that Kennedy was the first to use.

The hospital is the first NICU in the Northwest to offer the human-milk-based fortifier Prolacta for the most premature infants. Kennedy is the first infant to receive the fortifier, which was delivered to the hospital mere days after she arrived.

www.bellevuereporter.com


KRMC expands use of human milk nutritional products for sick preemies

KRMC expands use of human milk nutritional products for sick preemies

September 2, 2015

Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC) is expanding its use of human milk-based nutrition for the most fragile preemies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

www.kalispellregional.org


Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Donor Milk Program for Premature babies

Breast milk donation program helps keep premature babies healthy

August 13, 2015

Cape Fear Valley Medical Center is partnering with Prolacta Bioscience, a company that produces breast milk-based nutritional products for premature babies, to promote opportunities for mothers to donate without ever leaving their homes.

Fayobserver.com


Tacoma General NICU first in Seattle area to use human milk fortifier

Tacoma General NICU first in Seattle area to use human milk fortifier

August 7, 2015

The Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital is the first NICU in Western Washington to use Prolacta, a human milk fortifier that boosts the nutrients in milk for premature infants.

Multicare Newsroom


Neonatal Intensive Care Magazine Cover 2015 Summer Edition

The Benefits of Early Enteral Feeding

Summer 2015

In this feature, Neonatal Intensive Care interviews clinicians and healthcare providers about the actual application of specific products and therapies. Participating in the interview is Olivia Mayer, RD, Clinical Dietitian, NICU Specialist from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford.

Neonatal Intensive Care Magazine


Dr. Martin Lee from Prolacta is featured on the Speaking of NEC Podcast

Speaking of NEC Podcast Features Dr. Martin Lee

June 28, 2015

During this episode, Dr. Lee provides a comprehensive overview of a 100% or exclusive human milk diet in the prevention of NEC in extremely premature babies, those weighing less than 1250 grams (2 pounds 12 ounces) and who have the greatest risk of developing the disease,

Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund


Piedmont Healthcare is taking breast milk donations

Is it time to ban Cow’s Milk Protein from the diet of our high risk NICU population?

June 12, 2015

Prolacta Bioscience has recently launched in Canada with their human milk-based fortifiers, which are gaining popularity due to the ongoing research and success with these products in the United States, Austria, and now Canada.

All Things Neonatal (Blog)


Piedmont Healthcare is taking breast milk donations

Got (breast) milk? Piedmont Healthcare is taking donations

June 5, 2015

The hospital chain has partnered with a high-tech milk bank to facilitate life-saving donations for premature babies.

Atlanta Magazine


Premature infant in the NICU

Photo Source: Flickr

Prolacta Bioscience - Advances In Human Milk Nutrition For Premature Babies

May 26, 2015

Bee Hive Buzz [Blog]


Scott A. Elster, the company’s chief executive, presents human donor milk

Babies Nurse Milk Firm’s Growth

May 25, 2015

Prolacta Bioscience Inc., a maker of human milk-based drinks to help premature babies thrive, has been focusing on its own growth lately. Prolacta executives said its growth spurt has been fueled by increased demand for the company’s human milk products, which it sells to neonatal intensive care units, mostly in the United States and Canada. The company counted 170 NICUs on its client list last year and projects that number will swell to more than 200 by the end of this year.

Los Angeles Business Journal


Donate extra breast milk to Nemours int he Delware area

New breast milk bank for Delaware moms

April 20, 2015

Recognizing that moms of all premature babies at Nemours may need a helping hand with feeding during their baby's early weeks of life, the hospital has partnered with the company Prolacta Bioscience to open a local milk bank that will give donated human breast milk to those families.

Delaware Online


Nemours is the first hospital in the Mid-Atlantic region to offer a Prolacta-affiliated milk bank, holding that there is no substitute for human breast milk, and that the best infant nutritional products are human milk-based

Nemours Establishes Milk Bank

April 7, 2015

Nemours Establishes Milk Bank at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Nemours Children's Health System


Premature infant holding a mother's hand in the NICU

Photo Source: Flickr

Healthy Habits: Prolacta and Preemies

April 2, 2015

Blessed with extra breast milk, one mother writes how she donated her milk to a Prolacta-affiliated hospital program. She provides more information and tips on how other moms can start their donor journey.

Motherhood Moment [Blog]

Scott A. Elster, the company’s chief executive, in front of Prolacta freezer

Breast Milk Becomes a Commodity, With Mothers Caught Up in Debate

March 20, 2015

Breast milk, that most ancient and fundamental of nourishments, is becoming an industrial commodity, and one of the newest frontiers of the biotechnology industry is Prolacta Bioscience.

New York Times


Human Milk and Not Cows Milk Diet helps Preemies Survive & Thrive

Photo Source: Flickr

Human Milk Diet Helps Preemies Survive and Thrive

March 1, 2015

Hula Hooping Mom [Blog]


Preemie in the NICU

Feeding Your Preemie in the NICU

March 1, 2015

It’s stressful, emotional, and challenging to have a baby who’s born early, and as parents, you want to learn about and do what’s best for feeding your preemie. Here is some science behind NICU infant nutrition.

Mother's Circle [Blog]


The first time they tried to see how her preemie would do with no Oxygen. It was a short trial.

When Breast is Best

February 26, 2015

Kat tells her NICU journey with her identical twin daughters born ten weeks early and how her preemies benefited from an exclusive human milk diet.

No Holding Back [Blog]


Preemies benefit from breast milk donor program at Wesley.

Preemies Benefit From Breast Milk Donor Program

February 19, 2015

First-time mom Jamie Standage was hoping to breastfeed her baby when he was born. But in the weeks following her baby’s premature birth at Wesley Medical Center, he’s been getting breast milk from other lactating moms, as well, through Wesley’s new breast milk donor program.

The Wichita Eagle


Milk donations helping premature babies thrive

Milk Donations Helping Premature Babies Thrive

December 22, 2014

After beginning a partnership with a company that provides human donor milk, the neonatal intensive care unit at Benefis Health System has provided milk to two-thirds of the babies who met the criteria to receive it.

Great Falls Tribune Article


Benefis Hospital Accepting Breast Milk Donations

Benefis Hospital Accepting Breast Milk Donations

December 10, 2014

ABC Montana


Scott Elster, CEO of Prolacta on CCN Sunrise

CCN Sunrise

October 24, 2014

Scott Elster, CEO of Prolacta Bioscience is interviewed on CCN Sunrise

CCN Sunrise


La Industria de La Leche Materna on Telemundo

La Industria de La Leche Materna

Telemundo


Moms Donate Breast Milk to Help Babies in Need

Moms Donate Breast Milk to Help Babies in Need

August 15, 2014

Moms Donate Breast Milk to Help Babies in Need

ABC 13 Eyewitness News


Prolacta Develops Niche Delivering Breast Milk to Hospitals

October 25, 2013

Los Angeles Times


The Milk of Human Kindness

February 14, 2011

Breast milk from donors is proving helpful in the Brigham’s neonatal ICU, and the ‘liquid gold’ has also become a hot commodity on the Internet.

Boston Globe


John Hopkins Children’s Center:

Formula-Fed Preemies at Higher Risk for Dangerous GI Condition, Surgery than Babies Who Get Donor Milk:

Read John Hopkins Children’s Center Article.


Michigan Live News:

Muskegon mom donates milk to feed premature babies, support cancer research:

Read Michigan Live News Article.


U.S.News & World Report:

Texas Children’s Hospital ranks #2 nationally in neonatology among nation’s best pediatric institutions:

Read U.S. News & World Report Article


ABC News Article:

Local moms help keep preemies alive:

Read ABC News Article


CNN Article:

Fortified breast milk helps preemies grow:

Read CNN Article


KSL Article:

Human milk fortifier developed to save premature babies:

Read KSL Article


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