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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 >>

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 >>

Important new milk banking developments in Germany

Only around two dozen out of a total of over 200 perinatal centres in Germany can feed their premature patients with milk from donor milk banks. Mother’s milk gives premature infants and sick newborns an optimal start in life, but when they cannot have their own mother’s milk, a donor milk bank can save lives. The recently established Donor Milk Bank Initiative (FMBI, after the German acronym) calls on politicians, authorities, health insurance companies and hospitals in Germany to ensure that all patients in need are able to benefit from safe donor milk. Read more >>

EMBA Congress Poster Competition

The organisers of the EMBA Congress always aim to maximize both its educational and its networking potential. One of the established ways in which we do this is to promote and support the presentation of posters. Read more >>

Milk Banks in Support of Breastfeeding in India

In India, only 42 percent of babies are breastfed in the first hour of birth and only half are exclusively breastfed for the first six months. However India recently achieved a major milestone when the government launched the “National Guidelines on Lactation Management Centres in Public Health Facilities.” Read more >>

The 3rd International Neonatology Association Conference

Early July 2017 saw the INA Conference come to Europe again – this time it was held in Cite Internationale, Lyon, France in the same location as the previous EMBA Conference (in 2015). It seemed very fitting then that a pre-conference workshop dedicated to human milk banking worldwide kicked off the meeting and that donor milk was also featured several times on the main conference programme. Read more >>