The aim of this document is to produce a framework of best practice for the use of donor human expressed breast milk (DHM) for newborn infants in the UK.
The remit of the BAPM working group was to focus on the practicalities of the use of DHM in UK neonatal units (NNU). The term ‘use’ includes current users and those who could be users. The group aimed to describe issues around access to DHM for those who want to use it. NICE guidelines already exist for operational aspects of human milk banks (HMB) therefore the group only considered milk banking in relation to HMB geographical location