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Why Milk Bank

HUMAN MILK.

THE GOLD STANDARD IN INFANT NUTRITION.

A LIFE SAVER FOR LOW BIRTH INFANT IN NICU AND HEALTH PROMOTER FOR ALL BABIES.

A LIFE SAVER FOR LOW BIRTH INFANT IN NICU AND HEALTH PROMOTER FOR ALL BABIES.

 

IN NICU
Human milk reduces necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) complications
Human milk reduces hospitalization periods.

PROMOTE SHORT AND LONG TERM BABY HEALTH STATUS

REDUCE re-hospitalization (70%)
REDUCE respiratory track, ear & gastrointestinal tract infection (50-70%)
REDUCE celiac risk (52%)
REDUCE bowel disease
REDUCE risk for leukemia
REDUCE obesity & type 1diabetes

HUMAN MILK BANK.

THE SAFE AND THE BEST SOLUTION WHEN MOTHER’s OWN MILK IS NOT AVAILABLE.

USERS:

  • NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNITS (NICU):premature and sick hospitalized infants
  • HOME USE: Dismissed low birth or pre-term infants & sick babies
  • INDIVIDUALS WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS

 

INFANTS:

SICK PREMATURE INFANTS;
PREMATURE INFANTS
FAILURE TO THRIVE
INFANTS WITH MEDICAL PROBLEMS OR ILLNESS
FOOD intolerance
IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE SYNDROMS
GASTRO ILLNESS
ADOPTION

 

MOTHERS:
WHEN MOMS HAVE NOT ENOUGH MILK (delayed lacto, pre term birth, multiple birth)
MOM HOSPITALIZED OR SICK
MOM DID NOT SURVIVE THE BIRTH
MOM HAD BREAST SURGERY OR AMPUTATION

MILK BANK PILLARS:

Potential donors provide complete medical and lifestyle histories, and undergo blood tests. Donated milk is tested for bacteria and levels of nutrients, and pasteurized to kill any bacteria or viruses. Before the pasteurized milk is dispensed, bacteriological testing is done lab to ensure its safety.

MILK DONATION- screening donors & testing donor milk

MILK PROCESSING- pooling, pasteurization and analyzing (nutritional and safety testing)

MILK DISTRIBUTION- centralized bank and local hubs. cold chain transportation.

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QA IN HUMAN MILK BANK:

  • DONOR SCREENING BY PHYSICIAN (interview, health questionnaire, Blood testing (HIV, HB, HCV, HBV)
  • MILK PASTEURIZATION KILL PATHOGEN (>90% sterile) but KEEP MANY BENEFITS
  • MILK SAFETY TESTING BEFORE AND AFTER PASTEURIZATION FOR BACTERIAL GROWTH
  • HACCP GUIDELINES AND HIGH FOOD MANUFACTURE STANDARDS.
  • TRACKING SYSTEMS
  • NUTRITIONAL VALUE TESTING
  • MONITORING MILK COLLECTION AND STORAGE
  • MONITORED COLD CHAIN TRANSPORTATION BY MEDICAL CARRIER STERILE CONTAINERS

Worldwide and ISRAEL

NO HUMAN MILK BANK IN ISRAEL

MILK BANK ARE SPREAD WORLDWIDE

200 IN EUROPE in milk kitchen model

36 France, 27 Sweden, 30 Italy, 17 UK

17 milk bank in America distributed 3.2MILLION ounces

STATS IN ISRAEL:

10% of birth are premature, about 12000 babies/year.1% of birth, about 1600 infants,  are very low birth<1.5Kg.

VERY LOW BIRTH WEIGHT IS MAIN RISK FACTOR FOR INFANT DEATH AND SEVER DEVELOPMENTAL DAMAGE. HIGHER DEATH RATES in ISRAEL NICU VS. DEVELOPED COUNTRIES. HIGHER RISK FOR BACTERIAL INFECTIONS in ISRAEL NICU VS. DEVELOPED COUNTRIES. NUMBERS GRADUALLY INCREASE

OUR STANDARDS

Israel milk bank is intended to comply with the guidelines published by the Israeli ministry of health and the highest standards and Strict screening, processing and dispensing guidelines for operating milk bank in developed countries to ensure the safety of pasteurized donor human milk.