Pasteurized human breast milk is milk which has been donated by a health lactating mother after a triple screening process. This screening process is adapted from HMBANA guidelines. Upon donation, the milk is screened and tested before undergoing pasteurization which ensures the critically ill babies get the optimum nutrition from the safest source for the best clinical outcomes.
Pasteurization is a gentle, controlled heating process using special equipment that kills viruses and bacteria while still maintaining 95% of everything that was originally in the milk. While a few of the immune properties are lost, there are many more that survive the pasteurization process. In addition, some beneficial enzymes are actually activated by the pasteurization process. World Health Organization (WHO), Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) technical guidelines recommends only screened pasteurized human donor milk if mother’s own milk is unavailable.
Usually, mother’s milk contains 55-59 calories/100mL in their milk. Preterm babies require a higher amount of energy (minimum of 70Calories/100mL) and thus mothers who have delivered preterm babies have higher energy in their milk. Human milk lipids provide a major portion of the energy supply to infants as well as polyunsaturated fatty acids, complex lipids, and bioactive components. PHBM 70 calories is rich in lipids which helps promote weight gain and thus is an ideal alternative if mother’s own milk is unavailable. PHBM 70 cals is 100% derived from human milk and does not contain preservatives or any other synthetic additives
Premature babies have special nutritional needs. Compared to term babies, premature babies need more energy to grow, and because they grow at a rapid pace, they also need more proteins and other nutrients. Because of your premature baby’s additional energy and protein requirements, they would need to consume more breast milk than their tiny stomach could hold in order to get the proper nutrition. These additional nutrients (often lacking in mother’s own milk) if are not given, may cause growth deficits which are difficult to compensate for, at later stages of life. That’s why doctors may decide to add a fortifier to your breast milk for your premature infant’s feedings. NeoKare MMF is meant to fortify mother’s own milk with vital nutrients critical to the baby’s growth and wellbeing. NeoKare MMF is India’s only fortifier which is derived 100% from human milk using NeoKare’s patented technology devised in Australia. When mixed with mother’s own milk, this ensures the baby is on “100% Human Milk diet” which has been clinically proven to have better outcomes and reduced NICU stay.
Below are some of the reasons to use human donor milk, (in no specific order)