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Breast milk donation after neonatal death in Australia: a report

Carroll, Katherine; Lenne, Brydan Sarah; McEgan, Kerri; Opie, Gillian; Amir, Lisa H; Bredemeyer, Sandra; Hartmann, Ben; Jones, Rachel; Koorts, Pieter; McConachy, Helen; Mumford , Patricia; Polverino, Jan


Lactation and breast milk can hold great value and meaning for grieving mothers who have experienced a recent death of an infant. Donation to a human milk bank (HMB) as an alternative to discarding breast milk is one means of respecting the value of breast milk. There is little research, national policy discussion, or organizational representation in Australia on the subject of breast milk donation after infant death. On 29 November 2013 the Mercy Hospital for Women in Melbourne, Australia...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: International Breastfeeding Journal
DOI: 10.1186/s13006-014-0023-4
Access Rights: Open Access


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