I just had an employee of the hospital drop off milk. She was a surrogate and delivered a baby in April. She has been pumping since April just to donate milk.
My message to moms of NICU babies is this: please plan to pump and give your baby breast milk. It is the best medicine you can give them.
My son was born premature at 23 weeks and weighed only 1 lbs and 10 ounces. I firmly believe breastmilk helped him not only survive, but also to become the strong young man he is today.