Donor Milk for Preterm and Sick Children

Human Milk Banking in Germany
  • S. Springer
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 554)


Human milk banking is common in many European countries. In Germany, a survey conducted in 2001 showed the high acceptance of donor milk among parents of patients in need of human milk. In addition, when a mother who delivers a preterm infant is able to provide a surplus of human milk beyond the needs of her own infant, this milk is preferred by NICU staff for early feedings of other preterm infants because of the special needs of premature infants.


Preterm Infant Human Milk Short Bowel Syndrome Neonatal Unit Early Feeding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Springer
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  1. 1.Children’s HospitalUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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