EMBA European Milk Bank Association
280 Active milk banks
17 Planned milk banks
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Italy

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)

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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