Review decision date: February 2014

Review decision: 

Following consultation with stakeholders this guideline has now been placed on the static list.

Next review date: TBC

The advice in the NICE guideline covers:

  • How milk banks should recruit, screen and support women who donate breast milk
  • How milk banks should handle and process the breast milk they receive from donors.

It does not specifically look at:

  • How donated breast milk is used after it leaves the milk bank
  • The care and treatment of babies who receive donated breast milk
  • How mothers should handle and store breast milk for their own babies.

This guideline was previously called donor milk banks: the operation of donor milk bank services.

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