Support practices to the donation of human milk as a method for effective protection and promotion of breastfeeding. A brief report
The advanced studies on breast milk have confirmed it is an irreplaceable health opportunity promoted all over the world [1-6].
This is even more true in the premature infant for whom the extensive use of mother milk (MM) significantly reduces the risk of major complications such as NEC [7-14].
If mother's milk is not available, the best alternative is donated milk (DM). The presence of a milk bank has been shown to act as a facilitator of feeding with MM in NICU.
There is strong evidence that breastfeeding and milk donation complement each other and synergistically contribute to improve child health and survival, through the exclusive feeding of all newborns [1-6].