Breastmilk for Small and Sick Babies: A Human Milk Bank Launched at Viet Nam National Children's Hospital
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.
Human milk bank services are an essential component of a breastfeeding-friendly health system. Such services give small and sick babies access to the multiple benefits of breastmilk by providing safe donor human milk.
Factors Associated with the Use of Pasteurized Donor Milk for Healthy Newborns: Experience from the First Human Milk Bank in Vietnam (Hoang TT., 2021. Nutrients)
This study investigates the prolonged use of privately purchased pasteurized donor milk (PDM) in healthy newborns, which can undermine breastfeeding promotion efforts and waste resources of PDM for more vulnerable newborns.
Breastfeeding is a powerful weapon in the fight to ensure every child has the best possible start to life, but mothers need access to accurate information and timely support from their family and community; the healthcare system; and their employers.