Human Milk Banking (videos)

Human Milk Banking

Speakers:
Hans van Goudoever

Summary

Own mother’s milk (OMM)  is the first choice in preterm feeding and strong efforts should be made to promote lactation. When OMM is not available donor human milk is the recommended alternative. Apart from well-known benefits of breast milk for preterm infants, new research is investigating the possible role of human milk antibodies as a preventive strategy to reduce viral load and subsequent development of COVID-19.