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Breast milk banks save infants

By Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg, South Africa | China Daily | Updated: 2016-01-04 07:57

Principle is simple: mothers donate milk, which is pasteurized and then delivered to babies in need

Patrick, a premature baby weighing a minuscule 1.2 kilograms, was "saved" by a breast milk bank in South Africa, where child mortality is high despite being the continent's most developed economy.

"It was a question of life and death because of the fact he could not go on formula," said his 39-year-old mother Annerleigh Bartlett.

Breast milk banks save infants

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