Seminar on “Breastfeeding mothers’ perceptions of breast milk donation and breast milk bank in Hong Kong: A qualitative study”

Time & date:
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, 22 March 2016 (Tuesday)
Room C0819, 8/F, Block C, Homantin Campus
Speaker: Ms Leung Chung Yin Joyce
Senior Lecturer, Division of Nursing and Health Studies
The Open University of Hong Kong
Abstract:   Breastfeeding has been shown to benefit both babies and mothers, and breast milk banks are well-established worldwide to provide donated breast milk for babies, especially those who were born preterm or sick, or those whose mothers have inadequate milk supply. However, no official breast milk bank or channel for milk donation has been established in Hong Kong and limited information is available on the perceptions of breastfeeding mothers about breast milk donation and breast milk banks. In this regard, a qualitative study was conducted with breastfeeding mothers in Hong Kong. The results revealed that participants expressed positive views on breast milk donation and the establishment of breast milk bank in Hong Kong.

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