Magen David Adom says over 600 liters of breastmilk provided since start of war

Renee Ghert-Zand is the health reporter and a feature writer for The Times of Israel.

An undated photo of bottled breastmilk. (Magen David Adom)
An undated photo of bottled breastmilk. (Magen David Adom)

Magen David Adom National Human Milk Bank announces that since the start of the Israel-Hamas war on October 7, it has provided over 600 liters of breast milk to premature babies and babies whose mothers have been killed, abducted, or injured, or who have been called up to military duty.

Some 900 women who had not previously donated to the bank signed up to do so. Around 200 of them have already donated, and the rest are in various stages of application and will begin donating soon.

According to the milk bank’s director Dr. Sharron Bransburg-Zabary, 1,000 more liters of mother’s milk will need to be gathered and properly processed to meet the expected needs of the upcoming few weeks.

“We are working around the clock to continue providing the infants and premature babies the safest milk that stands up to the highest supervision levels and passes all the tests and procedures needed for their health,” she says.

MDA is taking breast milk donations only from Israel. It warns people against feeding babies breast milk arriving from abroad or from any source in Israel other than the MDA Human Milk Bank.

More information on the Human Milk Bank can be found on the website:

Nursing women interested in donating milk (in Israel):
WhatsApp: 052-6344101

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