DuPage County infants helped with donations of much-needed breastmilk

August 17, 2022

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WHEATON (CBS) — Some babies are born premature. Some have special needs. Others are adopted or have sick mothers.

All are reasons parents might not be able to provide their infants breastmilk.

Morning Insider Lauren Victory takes us to the western suburbs where the hope is that making it easier to donate milk will ease the burdens of the formula shortage.

At the DuPage County Health Department in Wheaton, our cameras captured the very first delivery of a very valuable food some call “liquid gold.”

“My husband looked at me one day and said, ‘We need to do something. He’s never gonna drink all this milk,'” said Maggie McKernin, referring to breastmilk for her baby boy.

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