The 4 Pillars of Safe Milk Sharing

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  • 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.

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