LUCKNOW, April 16 -- The newly opened human milk bank at the King George's Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow, has brought relief to mothers who are unable to breastfeed their newborns due to medical reasons. This is the first such milk bank in Uttar Pradesh.

It also aims to reduce neonatal deaths in the state by availing medically processed breast milk to the stillborn and those infants whose mothers are unable to lactate.

As part of its standardisation process, the milk bank, which was opened in March this year, has formally started depositing, processing and distributing the breast milk.

"We are at present collecting milk from lactating mothers whose newborns are admitted to the neonatal ICU at the hospital. We are providing mother'...