Portsmouth Regional Hospital Opens New Breast Milk Depot

May 10, 2018

Portsmouth Regional Hospital has opened a new drop-off site for moms who are interested in donating breast milk. The hospital partnered with Mother's Milk Bank Northeast for the project.

This is state's fourth milk depot.

Nora Fortin, director of maternity, pediatric and women's health, says there are a lot of women in the state who have extra milk to give.

"Think about how big New Hampshire is," she says. "There's not a lot of donation sites, so the benefit to the community is that ease for mothers to actually donate."

Donors to the milk depot are all screened. The milk is then processed and pasteurized, and then distributed to babies in hospitals across New England.