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.
This series of three posters, developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Viet Nam, provides information on kangaroo mother care, proper breastfeeding latch, and breastmilk expression and storage. The posters are part of the Centers of Excellence for Breastfeeding initiative.
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.
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.