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HMBANA Standards for Donor Human Milk Banking is now available to the public at no charge below.

The 2019 Fourth Edition of Best Practice for Expressing, Storing and Handling Human Milk in Hospitals, Homes, and Child Care Settings is SOLD OUT. The Fifth Edition is coming in 2022, stay tuned!

HMBANA offers publications that contribute to milk banking operations. These are used by member milk banks, client hospitals, public health institutions, and milk banking institutions globally.

These publications form the backbone of the accreditation process, which is key to ensuring an ethically sourced, equitably distributed, and clinically sound supply of pasteurized donor human milk. When a nonprofit milk bank is a member of HMBANA, they are guided by the standards and ethics set forth in these publications.

A copy of Best Practice may be purchased below. Bulk purchases of ten or more copies of Best Practice include a $25 discount per publication. Additional shipping charges apply in those instances.

HMBANA Standards for Donor Human Milk Banking