The 4 Pillars of Safe Milk Sharing


    • Informed Choice
      • Understanding the options, including the risks and benefits, of all infant and child feeding methods
      • Know thy source
    • Donor Screening
      • Donor self-exclusion for, or declaration of, medical and social concerns
      • Communication about lifestyle and habits
      • Screening for HIV I and II, HTLV I and II, HBV, HCV, Syphilis and Rubella
    • Safe handling
      • Inspecting and keeping skin, hands and equipment clean
      • Properly handling, storing, transporting and shipping breastmilk
    • Home pasteurization
      • Heat treating milk to address infectious pathogens
      • Informed choice of raw milk when donor criteria are met

For more information on these 4 pillars, please see the full article here.