Guide

Jan 10 2022

Viet Nam Human Milk Bank Guidelines

This document outlines the technical guidelines for establishing and operating Human Milk Banks in Viet Nam, providing a basis for health facilities providing maternity and newborn services. 

Brief

Sep 09 2021

Minimum Standards for the Establishment and Operation of Human Milk Banks in Southeast Asia

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.

Journal article

Aug 18 2021

Combining intensive counseling by frontline workers with a nationwide mass media campaign has large differential impacts on complementary feeding practices but not on child growth: results of a cluster-randomized evaluation (Menon P., 2016. J of Nutr)

Complementary feeding (CF) contributes to child growth and development, but few CF programs are delivered at scale. Alive & Thrive (A&T) addressed this in Bangladesh through intensified interpersonal counseling (IPC), mass media (MM), and community mobilization (CM).

Journal article, Policy advocacy

Mar 29 2021

Human milk banks in the response to COVID-19: a statement of the regional human milk bank network for Southeast Asia and beyond (Olonan-Jusi, E., 2021. International Breastfeeding Journal)

This statement from the Regional Human Milk Bank Network for Southeast Asia and Beyond examines the insufficient guidance on the use of donor human milk and the role of human milk banks in in clinical management guidelines for COVID-19 pandemic response.

Journal article

Dec 08 2020

The use of human donor milk (Tran, H.T., 2020. BMJ)

Infant feeding guidelines emphasize that breast milk is the best nutrition for infants.

 
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