Breastmilk for Small and Sick Babies: A Human Milk Bank Launched at Viet Nam National Children's Hospital

22 Mar 22
Topic(s): Human milk bank
Location: Southeast Asia
Language(s): English
Audience: Health and service providers, Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
Organization: Alive & Thrive
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    Viet Nam Human Milk Banks Brief 3.24 MB

Human Milk Bank (HMB) services are an essential component of a breastfeeding-friendly health system, ensuring pre-term, low-birth-weight, and other vulnerable infants have the protections of breastmilk when they need it most. With the support of the Government of Ireland through Alive & Thrive, Viet Nam has operationalized three HMBs and two HMB satellites since 2017 with HMB services poised to expand further in the future.