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Response of UK milk banks to ensure the safety and supply of donor human milk in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting several challenges to human milk banks and has highlighted a number of vulnerabilities in service provision that have been long known by those who work in the sector. In recent weeks, milk banks across the … Continue reading

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International perspectives concerning donor milk banking during the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic

This article looks at the risks of Covid19 transmission through human milk. Abstract available in Journal of Human Lactation, April 15 2020(subscription and log in required to see the full article)

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A Descriptive Study of the Attitudes, Perceptions, and Experiences of Human Milk Donation

The use of pasteurized human donor milk has increased in recent years due to health benefits and rising number of infants who need pasteurized human donor milk. Little is known about milk donors’ experiences or what contributes to their motivation … Continue reading

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Hearts Milk Bank: developing the ‘bank with a difference’

The recently established Hearts Milk Bank has recruited over 150 human milk donors in the first 10 months of operation and currently supplies screened and processed donor human milk to 20 NHS neonatal and paediatric units that had previously struggled … Continue reading

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Impact of umbilical cord milking and pasteurized donor human milk on necrotizing enterocolitis: a retrospective review

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious complication of prematurity. The objective of this retrospective review was to evaluate the impact of an umbilical cord milking protocol (UCM) and pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) on NEC rates in infants less than 30 weeks … Continue reading

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A Fortified Donor Milk Policy is Associated With Improved In-Hospital Head Growth and Weight Gain in Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants

  The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of early human milk feeding (donor milk and/or mother’s own milk) with standard fortification on in-hospital growth of very low-birth-weight infants. This pre-/postretrospective study included selected newborn infants less … Continue reading

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