Donor human milk banking in Australia – issues and background paper

This paper describes human milk banking in Australia, and current international and Australian approaches to managing milk banks. It has been prepared in response to an action area of the Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy 2010–2015.

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Donor human milk banking in Australia – issues and background paper

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Report
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General public
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English
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This document includes:

  • purpose
  • what is a human milk bank
  • international context
  • re-emergence of milk banks in Australia
  • clinical need
  • recipient population
  • risk considerations
  • guidelines
  • donor payment and cost recovery issues
  • cost benefit of human milk banking
  • stakeholder needs
  • other considerations
  • Australian regulatory framework and considerations
  • biologicals regulatory framework.

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