Journal article

What are Optimal Bacteriological Screening Test Cut-Offs for Pasteurized Donor Human Milk Intended for Feeding Preterm Infants?

Vanessa Clifford, Laura D Klein, Christine Sulfaro, Tass Karalis, Veronica Hoad, Iain Gosbell, Joanne Pink

Journal of Human Lactation | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Definitive criteria for microbial screening of pasteurized donor human milk are not well established and international recommendations vary. AIMS: (1) To review pasteurized donor human milk batch discard due to failed microbial screening criteria at our milk bank (following United Kingdom National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines), and (2) to compare our known milk discard proportion with estimated milk discard proportions that would be required by other international milk bank guidelines. METHODS: We reviewed our microbial screening results (N = 783) over 18-months (July 2018-December 2019) and compared our known milk discard proportion with estimated milk discard pro..

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