Human milk bank at SAT Hospital to bolster neonatal care in district

  • | Thursday | 15th August, 2019

Dileep V Kumar ByExpress News ServiceTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state capital is set for a giant leap in neonatal care as it will soon have a human milk bank at SAT Hospital. An initiative of the National Neonatology Forum Kerala (NNFK), it is being pursued by the National Health Mission and state Health Department. It is in this context that the milk bank will become relevant. Human milk banklA facility to collect, test, pasteurise and safely store milk that has been donated by lactating mothers and make it available for infants in needlIt becomes more relevant when mother’s milk is unavailable or insufficientlThe milk bank consists of a pasteuriser, deep freezer. autoclave, breast milk pumps and milk analyserlMilk thus collected could be preserved for nearly three monthsWho can donate?

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