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Natl J Community Med. 2018; 9(6): 411-414

A Study on Acceptance to Voluntarily Participate in Breast Milk Bank Activities amongst Antenatal and Postnatal Women in Three Hospitals of Bhopal

Veena Melwani, Soumitra Sethia, Madhav Bansal, Amreen Khan, Satish Melwani, Angelin Priya.


Background: Pasteurised Donor human milk (PDHM) is regarded as ""the next best"" after the biological mother's breast milk. The aim of the study was to assess the awareness about breast milk banking among antenatal and postnatal women and their willingness to donate their breast milk to the bank or accept it from the bank.
Materials & Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out on 350 Antenatal and Postnatal women from 3 hospitals of Bhopal. Purposive sampling was used and 104 antenatal women (>8 months gestation) and 246 postnatal women (

Key words: Breast milk banking, cross-sectional study, antenatal, postnatal.

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