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Ethics and Lactation – call for papers

Do you have experience of using donor human milk with infants, children and adults outside its more usual provision for preterm and very low birth weight (VLBW) infants on neonatal units? Read more >>

World Day of Human Milk Donation –

The gift of breastmilk is often celebrated by the staff and users of human milk banks. However in 2010 a special day was chosen to ensure that human milk donation is celebrated throughout the world in recognition of how these special donations facilitate the safe provision of breastmilk to the many thousands of infants who benefit globally. Originally, this day came about in response to Brazil’s successful national milk donation day that started in 2004. Once the idea of a global day had begun, it started to spread from its largely South and Central American roots, to become a truly global event. Read more >>

EMBA 5th International Congress call for abstracts

Thinking of coming to the EMBA Congress later this year? The call is out for abstracts for posters and short oral presentations for the EMBA congress that will be taking place on the 10th and 11th  October this year in Turin, Italy. Read more >>

PATH Launches new human milk banking toolkit

PATH has developed and recently launched a free toolkit for all those with an interest in establishing and operating human milk banks. Entitled Strengthening Human Milk Banking: A Resource Toolkit for Establishing and Integrating Human Milk Bank Programs and is aimed at a global audience. Members of the EMBA board have contributed to the development of these documents and will continue to support and promote their use. Read more >>

Natalie and Gillian awarded Points of Light Awards by PM!

The EMBA Board send congratulations to Gillian Weaver (EMBA Co-founder and former President) and her Hearts Milk Bank and Human Milk Foundation co-founder Dr Natalie Shenker on their recent ‘Points of Light’ award from UK Prime Minister Theresa May. Read more >>

Open consultation on EDQM Guidelines

Please email Gillian.weaver@yahoo.com if you would like to receive the link to the consultation document. Gillian will collate comments prior to their return to the editors. Comments should be sent to Gillian by the 7th March 2019. The guide now includes a chapter on human milk. The message from the editors reads: Read more >>

Upcoming conference in London:

March 8th 2019: Heathrow, London Food Safety conference day devoted to breastmilk, breastfeeding and donor milk. Great speakers and great reductions on last minute bookings for EMBA supporters (£75 from £115) Read more >>

NEWS from the EMBA Annual Meeting

The 2018 EMBA Annual Meeting was held in Milan on Tuesday 6th November. The members elected the following to be Board of Director members for the next three years: Read more >>