Components of human milk bank processes and services

01 Feb 19
Topic(s): Breastfeeding, Human milk bank
Location: East Asia Pacific
Language(s): English, Vietnamese
Audience: Program designers and implementers
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Human milk bank (HMB) services are an essential component of a breastfeeding-friendly health system. HMB services give at-risk infants, such as those born pre-term or low birthweight, access to the multiple benefits of breastmilk when they need it most. Alive & Thrive (A&T) and other partners supported the Da Nang Department of Health and Tu Du Hospital to set up the first two HMBs in Viet Nam. The HMB at Da Nang Hospital for Women and Children (DNHWC) was established in 2016, while the HMB at Tu Du Hospital opened in 2019. A&T developed this poster to show the process of how a HMB works.