Over 60 mums sign up to donate breast milk

CHINA - More than 60 mothers signed up as donors for China's first breast milk repository, which was set up earlier this month in Guangzhou, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.

The mothers were not only from the city but also from Beijing, Shenzhen and Wuhan.

A spokesman for the repository said the donated breast milk had helped a 10-month-old baby boy, who suffered from villous atrophy (leaky gut), to gain weight.

The repository also launched a mobile unit to collect breast milk. The attending nurse would label the donor's name, amount of milk, the time of sterilisation and the time the milk was deposited.

The milk would be warmed to 37°C before consumption.