Donor breast milk banks (CG93)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'donor breast milk banks'
The advice in the NICE guideline covers:
- How milk banks should recruit, screen and support women who donate breast milk
- How milk banks should handle and process the breast milk they receive from donors.
It does not specifically look at:
- How donated breast milk is used after it leaves the milk bank
- The care and treatment of babies who receive donated breast milk
- How mothers should handle and store breast milk for their own babies.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: donor breast milk banks
This page was last updated: 13 February 2014
Information for the public
NICE has produced an implementation briefing for milk bank staff which includes a statement from the UK Association of Milk Banking
Consultation on review proposal with stakeholders: 22 October 2012 - 05 November 2012
Review decision date: TBC
Following consultation with stakeholders this guideline has now been placed on the static list
Implementation tools and resources
- Audit support
- Baseline assessment tool
- Costing statement
- Slide set
- CG93 Donor breast milk banks: implementation briefing for milk bank staff
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