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282 Active milk banks
18 Planned milk banks
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39 Active milk banks
0 Planned milk banks

National milk bank association: Associazione Italiana Banche del Latte Umano Donato (AIBLUD)  www.aiblud.com

National Guidelines: Linee Guida per la costituzione e l’organizzazione di una Banca del Latte Umana Donata (3rd edition 2010)


Human Milk Banks activity is regulated by law (GU n. 32, February 8, 2014)

Notable dates in the recent history of human milk banking in Italy include:

  • 2000 – A national audit of human milk banks was completed
  • 2002 – Human milk banking guidelines were published in Italy
  • 2005 – 2nd national audit and the foundation of the national association (AIBLUD)
  • 2007 – Second Edition of Italian Human Milk Banking Guidelines
  • 2008 – 2nd International Milk Banking Meeting in Milan
  • 2010 – 3rd International Milk Banking Meeting and formal establishment of EMBA in Milan
  • 2010 – Guidelines for the Establishment and Operation of a Donor Human Milk Bank, Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, September 2010; 23(S2):1-20
  • 2014 – AIBLUD and Ministry of Health, Working Group: Publication of “National Directives on Human Milk Banks organization and management”, Gazzetta Ufficiale n. 32, February 8, 2014

For milk bank locations see www.aiblud.com