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Infection Control Measures for Human Donor Breast Milk

Purpose:

To make sure that donor milk from a human milk bank will not cause an infection in an infant.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pedatrics
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Objective:

laboratory tests, prevention

ICD-10:

A04, A05, A08, A09

Description:

Although the risk of transmitting an infection by breast milk is relatively low, it must be treated as a potentially infectious body substance. A number of steps are taken to minimize the risk of infection associated with donated breast milk distributed through a human milk bank.

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