Professional Articles and Resources
- Immunologic benefits of breast milk in relation to human milk banking.
Arnold LD, Larson E.
Am J Infect Control. 1993 Oct;21(5):235-42. Review.
PMID: 8267234 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
- Presence of human milk bank is associated with elevated rate of exclusive breastfeeding in VLBW infants.
Arslanoglu S, Moro GE, Bellù R, Turoli D, De Nisi G, Tonetto P, Bertino E.
PMID: 23241582 [PubMed – in process]
- Donor human milk in preterm infant feeding: evidence and recommendations.
Arslanoglu S, Ziegler EE, Moro GE; World Association of Perinatal Medicine Working Group On Nutrition.
J Perinat Med. 2010 Jul;38(4):347-51. doi: 10.1515/JPM.2010.064.
PMID: 20443660 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
- Progress in the field of necrotising enterocolitis – year 2012.
Athalye-Jape G, More K, Patole S.
J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 May;26(7):625-32. doi: 10.3109/14767058.2012.746296. Epub 2012 Dec 14.
PMID: 23130755 [PubMed – in process]
- Donor breast milk versus infant formula for preterm infants: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Boyd CA, Quigley MA, Brocklehurst P.
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2007 May;92(3):F169-75. Epub 2006 Mar 23. Review.
PMID: 16556615 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
- Donor human milk versus mother’s own milk in preterm VLBWIs: a case control study.
Giuliani F, Prandi G, Coscia A, Cresi F, Di Nicola P, Raia M, Sabatino G, Occhi L, Bertino E.
J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2012 Jul-Sep;26(3 Suppl):19-24.
PMID: 23158509 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
- Benefits of maternal and donor human milk for premature infants.
Heiman H, Schanler RJ.
Early Hum Dev. 2006 Dec;82(12):781-7. Epub 2006 Oct 20. Review.
PMID: 17055672 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
- Human Milk Banking Association of North America, 2013 Best Practice for Expressing, Storing and Handling Human Milk in Hospitals, Homes, and Child Care Settings.© HMBANA. 3rd Edition www.hmbana.org
- Human Milk Banking Association of North America, 2013 Guidelines for Establishment and Operation of a Donor Human Milk Bank www.hmbana.org
- History of North American donor milk banking: one hundred years of progress.
Jones F; Human Milk Banking Association of North America.
J Hum Lact. 2003 Aug;19(3):313-8.
PMID: 12931784 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
- Human milk banking.
Kim J, Unger S.
Paediatr Child Health. 2010 Nov;15(9):595-602. English, French.
PMID: 22043143 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
- Donor human milk versus formula for preventing necrotising enterocolitis in preterm infants: systematic review.
McGuire W, Anthony MY.
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2003 Jan;88(1):F11-4. Review.
PMID: 12496220 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
- The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding.
Office of the Surgeon General (US), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US), Office on Women’s Health (US).
Rockville (MD): Office of the Surgeon General (US); 2011.
PMID: 21452448 [PubMed] Books & Documents
- Feeding practices and necrotizing enterocolitis.
Ramani M, Ambalavanan N.
Clin Perinatol. 2013 Mar;40(1):1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2012.12.001. Epub 2013 Jan 17.
PMID: 23415260 [PubMed – in process]
- Implementing the use of donor milk in the hospital setting: implications for nurses.
Nurs Womens Health. 2012 Jun-Jul;16(3):202-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-486X.2012.01731.x.
PMID: 22697223 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
- Outcomes of human milk-fed premature infants.
Semin Perinatol. 2011 Feb;35(1):29-33. doi: 10.1053/j.semperi.2010.10.005.
PMID: 21255704 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
- Human milk and the nutritional needs of preterm infants.
J Pediatr. 2013 Mar;162(3 Suppl):S17-25. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.11.049.
PMID: 23445843 [PubMed – in process]
- Human milk for the premature infant.
Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 Feb;60(1):189-207. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2012.09.008. Epub 2012 Oct 18. Review.
PMID: 23178065 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
- Persistent beneficial effects of breast milk ingested in the neonatal intensive care unit on outcomes of extremely low birth weight infants at 30 months of age.
Vohr BR, Poindexter BB, Dusick AM, McKinley LT, Higgins RD, Langer JC, Poole WK; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Research Network.
Pediatrics. 2007 Oct;120(4):e953-9.
PMID: 17908750 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
- Beneficial effects of breast milk in the neonatal intensive care unit on the developmental outcome of extremely low birth weight infants at 18 months of age.
Vohr BR, Poindexter BB, Dusick AM, McKinley LT, Wright LL, Langer JC, Poole WK; NICHD Neonatal Research Network.
Pediatrics. 2006 Jul;118(1):e115-23.
PMID: 16818526 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
- Donor human milk for preterm infants.
J Perinatol. 2001 Jun;21(4):249-54. Review.
PMID: 11533843 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
- Necrotizing enterocolitis: old problem with new hope.
Wu SF, Caplan M, Lin HC.
Pediatr Neonatol. 2012 Jun;53(3):158-63. doi: 10.1016/j.pedneo.2012.04.001. Epub 2012 Jun 8. Review.
PMID: 22770103 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Breastfeeding Information & Support for Moms
- Breast Milk Counts
- La Leche League
- Best for Babes
- Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Alliance
- “Breastfeeding Your Baby” articles from American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- World Health Organization (WHO) Breastfeeding page
- “Find a Lactation Consultant” from International Lactation Consultant Association
- Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition
- Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition
- Maine Breastfeeding Coalition
- Delaware Breastfeeding Coalition
- New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition
- New York Breastfeeding Coalition
- New Hampshire Breastfeeding Coalition
- Pennsylvania Breastfeeding Coalition
- Vermont Breastfeeding Women
“Breast milk is the ideal food for newborns and infants. It gives infants all the nutrients they need for healthy development. It is safe and contains antibodies that help protect infants from common childhood illnesses – such as diarrhea and pneumonia, the two primary causes of child mortality worldwide.” -World Health Organization (WHO) “Post-neonatal infant mortality rates in the United States are reduced by 21% in breastfed infants.” -American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
“Optimal infant and young child feeding is exclusive breastfeeding for six months, and continued breastfeeding for at least one and up to two years or longer, with age-appropriate complementary feeding.” – American Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, Dept. of Information, United Nations (UN)
“Breastfeeding also benefits mothers…It reduces risks of breast and ovarian cancer later in life, helps women return to their pre-pregnancy weight faster, and lowers rates of obesity.” -World Health Organization (WHO) “Research…provides strong evidence that human milk feeding decreases the incidence and/or severity of a wide range of infectious diseases – including bacterial meningitis, bacteremia, diarrhea, respiratory tract infection, necrotizing entercolitis, otitis media, urinary tract infection, and late-onset sepsis…” -American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
“Studies indicate that the breastfed child has fewer illnesses and, therefore, fewer visits to the doctor and hospital. This translates into lower medical expenses and, for women who work outside the home, less absenteeism from work.” – American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG)
“Adults who were breastfed as babies often have lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol, as well as lower rates of overweight, obesity and type-2 diabetes. There is evidence that people who were breastfed perform better in intelligence tests.”-World Health Organization (WHO)