The first milk bank opened on the 30st of November 2016 in Kaunas, the second biggest city in Lithuania.
This human milk bank has been settled at the hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinics, one of the two perinatal centers of Lithuania.
One doctor neonatologist and two nurses will work in the bank. The director of this bank is Professor Rasa Tameliene, Head of the Department of Neonatology.
There are 10 beds NICU and 80 beds Unit of Neonatal diseases. About 120 – 130 babies < 1500g are treated annually. 60-70 of them are <1000g.
They follow Swedish guidelines. One doctor neonatologist Vilma Ivanauskiene and two nurses – Gerda Satiene and Rima Vazgiene will work part – time in the bank. Director of this bank is Head of the Department of Neonatology prof. Rasa Tameliene.