Palmetto Health: Program gets safe milk for NICU

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Organizers say a new partnership will help make sure that newborn babies being treated in intensive care units at some South Carolina hospitals will have a safe, steady supply of breast milk.

On Monday, officials with Palmetto Health are announcing the formation of the Palmetto Health Donor Milk Program. Hospital officials say they are partnering with Prolacta Bioscience, Inc., which will manage screenings, testing and the collection of donated milk.

Officials say Prolacta will also pasteurize the milk for use in neonatal intensive care units at Palmetto Health Baptist and Palmetto Health Richland. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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