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Maintaining human milk bank services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

Human Milk Bank (HMB) services have been impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. To better understand the impact, a Virtual Communication Network (VCN) was formed to collect data and experiences from HMBs across 35 countries. Every year approx. 800,000 infants receive donor human milk (DHM) worldwide. However, seven pandemic-related vulnerabilities to HMB service provision were identified. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends donor human milk from milk banks (HMB) as the next best…
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Why the EU needs policy recommendations on human milk regulation

An interview with Professor Enrico Bertino, President European Milk Bank Association (EMBA); Representative Union of European Neonatal & Perinatal Societies (UENPS); Neonatal Unit of the University, AOU City of Health and Science of Turin, Italy and member of the expert panel on the policy recommendations on Human Milk Regulation in the EU. EFCNI: Professor Bertino, why was there a need for this project and what was your personal motivation to join the…
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Expert Roundtable on Human Milk Regulation in the EU

On 3 June, a group of interdisciplinary and international high-level experts in the field of human milk joined our digital roundtable on “Human Milk Regulation”. The aim of the meeting was to explore and discuss the need for a harmonised regulatory approach of human milk in the European Union. Silke Mader (Chairwoman EFCNI) and Professor Enrico Bertino (President EMBA) welcomed the group and thanked for the engagement to join the project, followed by an introduction to the work of EFCNI.…
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World Breastfeeding Week 2019: an interim update

During the first week in August, we celebrated World Breastfeeding Week with many partnering organisations and supporters. World Breastfeeding Week is a campaign organised by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (Waba). It is considered one of the largest joint campaigns of international organisations such as WHO and Unicef of that kind, promoting the benefits of breastfeeding. World Breastfeeding Week has been celebrated annually in about 120 countries since 1991.  For four years, EFCNI has been actively supporting and participating…
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