For healthy development: Hesse's first mother milk Bank provided 36 babies

Well, a year after the opening of the first milk Bank in the state of Hesse, the operators have drawn a positive balance. "In our view, it is a full success",

For healthy development: Hesse's first mother milk Bank provided 36 babies

Well, a year after the opening of the first milk Bank in the state of Hesse, the operators have drawn a positive balance. "In our view, it is a full success", said the head of the neonatology Department at the Frankfurt University hospital, Rolf castles. 36 newborn babies were supplied already with donor milk. In the early summer of 2019, the first mother milk Bank in the state of Hesse in Frankfurt your work.

The project is a collaboration between the blood transfusion service of the German Red cross (DRK) and the University hospital of Frankfurt. The donations benefit premature babies.

As a blood donation

As the mother's milk Bank works? Doctors on the neonatal unit at the Frankfurt University hospital to talk to potential donors. The participants are registered, a blood test checks your health. The women get voretikettierte bottles for their excess milk. These are then filled and frozen. According to the data of castles were donated within one year of approximately 206 gallons of milk. Of which more than 95 liters had been issued.

in Germany nearly 30 breast milk banks are currently known - Hesse was one of the stragglers. In Europe, however, the cooperation of University hospital and the blood transfusion service was to Start. The milk is collected, tested and processed, such as a blood donation, with equally high safety standards.

No money for donors

Currently, Frankfurt is still the only location in the state. "We are in contact with two other hospitals in the state of Hesse, the join think," said castles.

Industrially-produced milk is for premature babies, according to medical professionals, the best solution. Mother's milk will help you develop better, it prevents disease and is better tolerated. With the donations, the time is to be bridged, until the mothers can breastfeed. The donors will receive no money.

Updated Date: 14 July 2020, 06:20

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