Recap: HMBANA '14
The Fifth International Congress on Donor Human Milk Banking
By: Janice O'Rourke, Executive Director, IMMB
As a member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America, a few IMMB staff members were able to spend an energizing few days with like minded, passionate advocates of Donor Milk at The Fifth International Congress on Donor Human Milk Banking (#HMBANA14). We thought our readers would enjoy hearing some of the highlights from the conference that featured speakers from not only America but also Cananda, Sweden and Great Britain. Topics included: Promoting Breastfeeding despite using Donor Milk. A Family Center approach, Some of our best friends are Germs. The human Microbiome, and Human Milk after the 1st Year. Why bother?
Here are a few highlights from our trip- besides BEAUTIFUL Vancouver Island!
- Jodine Chase from @HumanMilkNews complimented our social media efforts.
- We were acknowledged by Elizabeth Brooks ,The IBCLC/Attorney for our efforts of introducing the use of PDHM beyond 1 yr.
- The Bloomington Area Birth Services was recognized in one of Elizabeth Brooks presentations as this is one of our depots.
- The excitement and energy that surrounds milk banking as a hot topic right now, this was referenced on several occasions by speakers!