Shown: Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Dr. Shaer, Dr. Visentin, Julie Bouchet-Horwitz and Congressman Lee Zeldin
This week marked the opening of Suffolk County's first collection site for breast milk donation.
The depot, one of only 22 in New York State and two located on Long Island, is located within Peconic Pediatrics' Riverhead office. Donations are accepted from approved donors and are then shipped to a location in the Hudson Valley to be processed and distributed through the New York Milk Bank.
The breastmilk is typically distributed to hospitals and care centers for premature babies and for mothers who are not able to produce milk on their own.
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