Publication Year: 2009
Edition: 1st Ed.
Authors/Editor: Arnold, Lois D.W.
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
This unique text covers the use of banked, or stored, human milk in the hospital for premature and sick infants.
The text discusses the advantages of human milk feedings and the elements of hazard or risk introduced by the use of formulas, including rationales for the use of both mother’s own milk and donor human milk in the NICU.
This reference also highlights domestic health policies that impact the use of human milk for sick and fragile infants, international models and policies for milk banking, the history of donor milk banking and how it came into being and ethical issues surrounding the delivery of milk banking services and donor human milk in the NICU.