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.
Trends and dynamics in the first four years of operation of the first human milk bank in Vietnam (Tran, H.T., 2021. Nutrients)
This examination of the Viet Nam’s first Human Milk Bank (HMB)’s first four years analyzes characteristics in the HMB donors, donation, pasteurization, and recipients, demonstrating efficiency and operational improvements in donor recruitment, milk quality, and patients served.
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.
Strengthening Newborn Nutrition Through Establishment of the First Human Milk Bank in Vietnam (Mansen, K., 2020. Journal of Human Lactation)
Breastfeeding is one of the most powerful interventions to save infant lives globally.
The Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly (BBF) initiative provides a guide for countries to assess the enabling environment for breastfeeding policies, programs and scale-up.