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J Paediatr Child Health. 2000 Apr;36(2):182-3.

Neonatology for the generalist: human milk banks and evidence-based medicine.

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Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia.


Human milk (HM) banks provide pasteurised milk from screened donors for infants in many countries but not in Australia. There are potential benefits and risks from feeding donor milk with the benefits most likely for preterm infants. A randomized clinical trial is required to provide conclusive evidence. Promotion of breast-feeding with the establishment of HM banks may prove to be an important primary health care activities for infants in Australia.

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