Field note

From Breast to Benefit: The Journey of Donor Human Milk

01 May 17
Topic(s): Breastfeeding, Human milk bank
Location: East Asia Pacific
Language(s): English
Audience: Program designers and implementers

In February 2017, the first human milk bank in Viet Nam was opened at the Da Nang Hospital for Women and Children. Hospital officials estimate that this milk bank will improve access to donor human milk for roughly 1,000 infants who are at risk of malnutrition or infection each year at the hospital. Learn more about the milk pasteurization process in this photojournal.

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Human milk bank nurse during pasteurization process. Photo credit: Zoe Stathopoulos | Alive & Thrive