Human Milk Bank Process
Counseling of the donor ;Screening HIV, Hepatitis B&C, Syphilis; Milk Expression; Storage in the Freezer; Thawing ; Pooling;Pre-Pasteurization testing; Pasteurization; Post-Pasteurization; Storage in the freezer; Prescription;Then finally the recipients who are the vulnerable babies.
Who are the Recipients of the milk?
✓ Babies whose mothers’ are very sick and not able to breastfeed
✓ Abandoned babies
✓ Babies whose mothers’ died
✓ Mothers who are using drugs that are contra-Indicated to breastfeeding
Kangaroo Mother Care
Prolonged mother- baby skin to skin care of protecting babies who are below 2500gms.It is a simple innovative method which is cheap without side effects. There are 2 types of kangaroo mother care;
1.Intermittent kangaroo mother care-A baby is put on the chest of the mother for 60-70 Minutes in order to complete a sleeping cycle.
2.Continuous kangaroo mother care -A baby is put on the mother’s chest for 18-21 hours.
Benefits of kangaroo to the Baby
➢ Bonding is improved
➢ Increased milk production
➢ Improved breathing pattern
➢ Exclusive breastfeeding
➢ Improves thermoregulation
➢ Baby adds weight
➢ Less infections
Benefits of kangaroo to the mother
• She becomes a role model
• She becomes a champion
• Strong bonding with the baby
• Increased milk production
Benefits of kangaroo to the institution
▪ Less use of incubators
▪ Reduces expenses
▪ Reduces neonatal mortality rate Who can practice kangaroo Mother, Spouse,Aunt or anybody else so long as cleanliness is maintained to the highest standards.
❖ All pre-terms below 2500gms
❖ Stable pre-terms
❖ Mother’s confidentiality
• Baby above 2500gms
• Baby refuses alone
Kangaroo Mother Care Unit led to the establishment of The Human Milk Bank which is the largest in Sub-Saharan Africa.