Donating milk information

Speaking to potential donors

Who can be a milk bank donor? Any mother who is able to pump breastmilk and is in good health Donors should be Eating & feeling well Not be a smoker or passive smoker Not have had a blood transfusion within the past 4 months Never have received drugs or tissue of human origin Not […]

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Resolution on the Use of Donor Human Milk for Muslim Infants

Background: The introduction of anonymised donor human milk (DHM) to countries with Muslim populations has been challenged by the Islamic concept of milk kinship. Here the sharing of milk, historically in the form of a wet nurse, creates kinship ties and thus marriage prohibitions between the family of the donor and the recipient. Surveys in […]

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