Mother’s breast milk was discarded at East Lancashire birthing centre

A NEW mother has hit out at maternity staff after they threw away 30 pints of breast milk in storage for her premature son.

Health care support worker Ruth Snape, 29, expressed the milk every three hours after Jakoby arrived nine weeks early on November 25 at Burnley’s newborn centre.

The milk was fed through a tube to Jakoby who was too weak to suckle properly, and Mrs Snape was keen to give him the best start possible.

As too much milk had been collected to store in the freezer at their home in Feniscowles, Blackburn, Mrs Snape and her husband Andy, 36, asked to keep some in the hospital’s freezer.

But when Mrs Snape’s husband Andy went to collect the milk last week, he was told it had been mistakenly thrown away.


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Author: Catherine Pye


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Steph
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 22:50:55

    God that is disgusting! Accidently thrown away? That much? That is just awful…I bet they were heartbroken


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