Human breast milk is the optimal source of nutrition and immunologic protection for all infants especially in vulnerable infants, including preterm, low-birth-weight, severely malnourished, Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected or -exposed, or orphaned infants. Human milk banks (HMBs) provide safe donated human milk to these babies. There is a growing need to safely expand HMBs to improve newborn care. This study explores a simplified process for pasteurization to enable increased access of safe donor milk. The results suggest that the FoneAstra pasteurization monitor is a safe, low cost effective tool, which is trustworthy for flash-heat human milk pasteurization especially in a third world setting. This could very well protect and improve the lives of vulnerable infants worldwide.
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