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28 Active milk banks
0 Planned milk banks

National Guidelines: Yes

Our recent Swedish guidelines have now been translated to English with very much appreciated final help by Gillian Weaver. They can be downloaded from the website of the Swedish Neonatal Society by using this link. http://neo.barnlakarforeningen.se/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2014/03/Guidelines-2017-English.pdf

National Association: No, however a network known as the Swedish Milknet oversees some milk banking activity.


The ‘Swedish Milknet’ meets once a year to discuss mutual problems concerning breastmilk, including milk banking. Donor mothers are serologically tested every 3 months. All the donor milk is heat treated.