A LIFE SAVER FOR LOW BIRTH INFANT IN NICU AND HEALTH PROMOTER FOR ALL BABIES.
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
SICK PREMATURE INFANTS;
FAILURE TO THRIVE
INFANTS WITH MEDICAL PROBLEMS OR ILLNESS
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
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.
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
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
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.
"THE BEST FOOD FOR A BABY WHO CANNOT BE BREASTFED IS MILK EXPRESSED FROM THE MOTHER'S BREAST OR FROM ANOTHER HEALTHY MOTHER"