Strengthening Human Milk Banking

PATH is working to promote human milk banking to improve nutrition for infants who are especially vulnerable, such as those in resource-limited settings who are pre-term, low birthweight, severely malnourished, born to HIV-positive mothers, or orphaned. These briefs provide an overview of why human milk banking is important and how it can be integrated within breastfeeding strategies.

Publication date: July 2011

Available materials

    1. A Lifesaving Strategy: Making the Case for Scaling Up Human Milk Banking to Save Vulnerable Infants in South Africa 223.5 KB PDF
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    2. Saving Lives and Resources: Wider Use of Donor Breastmilk for Preterm Infants Promises to Cut Costs While Reducing Life-Threatening Complications 298.9 KB PDF
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    3. Increasing Acceptability: Knowledge About Processes and Standards Can Address Lingering Concerns 261.3 KB PDF
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    4. Partner Profile: The Human Milk Banking Association of South Africa: Nonprofit Organization Coordinates, Advises, and Monitors Milk Banks to Ensure Adherence to High Standards 475.4 KB PDF
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    5. Models of Milk Banking in South Africa: Organizations Take Three Approaches to Meeting Needs for Safe, High-Quality Donor Milk 211.8 KB PDF
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    6. Ensuring Safety and Quality: Human Milk Banks Use Rigorous Quality Assurance Practices to Protect Infants 239.5 KB PDF
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    7. Strengthening Human Milk Banking (folder) 755.8 KB PDF
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