A Bank For Breast Milk: How Amaara Saves Lives
Bansal was in a fix. Her children were born preterm and her milk production was insufficient to suffice two babies’ appetite.
Her lactation consultant introduced her to Amaara, a breast milk bank, that provides breast milk to preterm and under-weight babies.
Bansal’s skepticism was met with Arushi Shanker’s optimism.
Shanker is the mother of a five-month-old baby girl, Aaria. When she delivered her baby, she had excess milk. Instead of bottling it up and throwing it away, she decided to donate it.
Every mother, according to Shanker, goes through myriad issues after giving birth to a baby, and if the baby is underweight or preterm, the issues spiral up even further.
Shanker jumped on the opportunity to save a baby’s life by donating her milk. It has now become a habit for her.
Shanker, like many other mothers, have helped save many a life by donating their precious breast milk to Amaara.
Amaara is housed in Fortis’ La Femme centre in New Delhi. This is their only branch in the country and they hope to expand their services to other parts of India as well.
Each 130ml bottle of breast milk costs Rs 200.
Cameraperson: Abhay Sharma
Editor: Puneet Bhatia
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