Processing of Donor Human Milk: Update and Recommendations From the European Milk Bank Association (EMBA)

Moro G. E. , Billeaud C., Rachel B., Calvo J., Cavallarin L., Christen L., et al.

FRONTIERS IN PEDIATRICS, cilt.7, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)


Background: A mother's own milk (MOM) is the gold standard for the feeding and nutrition of preterrn and full term infants. When MOM is not available or there is not enough, donor human milk (DHM) should be used. Milk delivered to Human Milk Banks (HMBs) should be pasteurized to inactivate viral and bacterial agents. Currently, a pasteurization process at 62.5 degrees C for 30 min (Holder pasteurization, HoP) is recommended in all international HMBs guidelines.