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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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Breastfeeding, Human Milk Collection and Containers, and Human Milk Banking: Hot Topics During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a severe and rapidly spreading viral disease that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO, 2020a) on March 11, 2020. This rapidly evolving disease has highly affected the care of newborns delivered … Continue reading

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Galactogogues use Among Mothers With Preterm Births: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Preterm mothers face unique challenges—the stress of preterm delivery and their premature babies’ inability to suckle directly from the breasts, culminating in poor milk supply. Galactogogues are substances believed to enhance human milk production. Evidence for their use in preterm … Continue reading

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Analysis of Disialyllacto-N-Tetraose (DSLNT) content in milk from mothers of preterm Infants

Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) have been recognized for the protective effects they may elicit among high risk infants. One HMO, disialyllacto-N-tetraose (DSLNT), has been shown to reduce the risk for developing necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants. The research aims are … Continue reading

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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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Disparities in donor human milk supplementation among well newborns

Donor human milk supplementation for healthy newborns has increased. Racial-ethnic disparities in supplementation have been described in the neonatal intensive care unit but not in the well newborn setting. The aim of this study was to identify maternal characteristics associated … Continue reading

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An economic analysis of human milk supplementation for very low birth weight babies in the USA

An exclusive human milk diet (EHMD) using human milk based products (pre-term formula and fortifiers) has been shown to lead to significant clinical benefits for very low birth weight (VLBW) babies (below 1250 g). This is expensive relative to diets that … Continue reading

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Quality improvement in the NICU: increasing the use of own mother’s milk

Human milk (HM), particularly own mother’s milk (OMM), is one of the highest impact, low cost interventions in the medical field with research constantly finding new and more impressive data to support this. OMM should be considered a medical intervention … Continue reading

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