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Brazil needs more milk banks, experts say

The country has 211 type services in place to meet 1.5 million women with breastfeeding problems

 
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Women who have excess milk production should contribute to milk banks

In World Breastfeeding Week, the head of a major milk banks in the country, the Fernandes Figueira Institute of Rio de Janeiro, Franz Novak Kings, said on Friday (2) that in Brazil there are 211 type services running to meet 1.5 million women with problems related to breastfeeding. According to him, the number is very small.

Franz Novak, noted that women who have excess milk production should contribute to milk banks. Previously mothers threw out the milk, because milk needs to be drained, therapy for breast woman. Now, with the milk banks, we asked women to make a donation. The donated milk is transported to the bank to pasteurization and quality control, to feed premature infants, he said.

The president of the Breastfeeding Committee of the São Paulo Society of Pediatrics, linked to the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics, Marisa Mata Aprile, stressed that the breastfed infant chest is favored by affective and physical protection.

Apart from contact with the mother, who develops the emotional since childhood, no protection against childhood diseases. The risks are lower due to the antibodies that the mother passes to her son, said Marisa Aprile. It reinforces that breast milk has a system of immunization for the child because he has to protect living cells. There are several factors that reduce the number of infections.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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