Education Programs for Medical ProfessionalsEducating the medical and general communities about the uses and benefits of banked human milk is an important part of our mission. We have spoken at and sponsored conferences and in-service training sessions throughout New England, including La Leche League, Partners in Perinatal Health, Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition, New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force, Pioneer Valley Breastfeeding Task Force, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and others.
If your hospital, breastfeeding group, parenting group, or professional organization would like to learn more about human milk banking, please contact us at email@example.com to schedule a time.
ReferencesThere is much research on breastfeeding, prematurity, and human milk banking. Here is a short list of articles on human milk banking you may find informative.
ACOG Clinical Review Breastfeeding: Maternal and Infant Aspects (2007) ACOG Clinical Review (12:1 (supplement) Jan-Feb. 2007
Arnold LDW 1998. Cost savings through the use of donor milk" Case histories. J Hum Lact 14:3 255-8.
Boyd, CA, Quigley MA, Brocklehurst P. 2006. Donor breast milk versus infant formula for preterm infants: a systematic review and meta-analysis.. Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition 2007;92:F169-F175
Cohen, RS "Current Issues in Human Milk Banking" 2007 NeoReviews; 8;e289-e295
Heiman, H and Schanler RJ, 2006. Benefits of maternal and donor milk for premature infants. Early Human Development 82: 781-7
Human Milk Banking Association of North America 2007. Best Practice for Pumping, Storing and Handling of Mother's Own Milk in Hospital and at Home.
Human Milk Banking Association of North America, 2007. Guidelines for the Establishment and Operation of a Donor Human Milk Bank, Raleigh NC.
Hylander, MA, Strobino, DM, Cezzulo JC, Dhanireddy, R. 2001. Association of human milk feedings with a reduction in retinopathy of Prematurity among very low birthweight infants. Journal of Perinatology 21:356-62.
McGuire, W, Anthony MY, 2003 Donor human milk versus formula for preventing necrotzing enterocolitis in preterm infants: a systematic review. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatl Ed. 8 F11-F14.
Orloff, SL, Wallingford, JC, McDougal JS. 1993. Inactivation of human immunodeficiency virus type I in human milk: Effects of intrinsic factors in human milk and of pasteurization J Hum Lact. 9:13-17.
Tully DB, et al 2001. Donor milk: What's in it and what's not. J Hum Lact. 17: 152-155.
Schanler RJ, Shulman RJ, Lau C. Feeding strategies for premature infants: beneficial outcomes of feeding fortified human milk versus preterm formula 1999;103(6Pt1): 1150-1157
Vohr et al. 2006 Beneficial effects of breast milk in the neonatal intensive care unit on the developmental outcome of extremely low birth weight infants at 18 months of age. Pediatrics, 118:115-123.
Wight NE. 2001. Donor human milk for preterm infants. J Perinatol 21(4): 249-254.
MMBNE's new booklet, "Use of Pasteurized Donor Human Milk as NICU Standard of Care" provides hospitals with a template for establishing a NICU donor milk program, as well as samples of protocols for staff, education flyers and informed consent for parents.
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Boston Globe article about donor milk.
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A recent Radio Boston show featuring Executive Director Naomi Bar-Yam.
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A recent Newsweek article on milk banking.
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