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GUIDELINES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF HUMAN MILK BANKS IN THE UK
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    A useful concept for the developing countries

    Dear Editor

    The guidelines regarding the milk banks may not be applicable for the developing countries, because these countries can not afford to have milk banks due to its cost. But the very fact the viruses particularly human immunodefiency virus can be inactivated by pasteurisation method is notable. The dilemma of advising breast milk feeding to the infants born to the HIV positive mothers in the developing cou...

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    Pasteurisation

    Dear Editor,

    I am a corporate member of UKAMB and consider issue three of the Guidelines to be an excellent reference.

    However, to minimise the risks after feed preparation the thermal treatment (Pasteurisation)requirements should not only mirror issue two published by RCPCH but also include the following amplification of treatment, based on work by the late Prof J David Baum.

    The Pasteurisati...

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