Human Milk Banking in North America

Human Milk Banking in North America

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A human milk bank is "a service which collects, screens, processes, and dispenses by prescription human milk donated by nursing mothers who are not biologically related to the recipient infant." There are currently eleven milk banks in North America. They are usually housed in hospitals, although sometimes they are free standing. They are members of the Human Milk Bank Association of North America (HMBANA) and voluntarily abide by HMBANA's annually revised "Guidelines for the Establishment and Operation of a Donor Human Milk Bank." The guidelines were developed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and include protocols for soliciting donors, collecting, processing and distributing the milk. Some of these protocols are described below.
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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135905562
  • 9786135905564