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07.01.2010 Five provinces with milk bank

posted Feb 19, 2014, 9:56 AM by Javier Mora   [ updated Dec 17, 2014, 9:58 AM by Xa Freda ]

In Ecuador there are five such banks in the provinces of Pichincha, Manabi, Guayas, Tungurahua and Azuay. The first to be created was that of Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital Isidro Ayora Quito (HGOIA) where currently attending between 50 and 60 mothers every day to make donations. While at the Vicente Corral de Cuenca hospital more than 20 mothers have joined this cause.

Magui Lopez, the hospital Isidro Ayora, explained that mothers who go to these banks received prior guidance on the benefits of donating their milk, because lets help many newborns who are disadvantaged by various causes, then proceed to collection by a suction apparatus.

"The donation of breast milk poses no risk to the infant, as the processing chain remains optimal product," said Sandra Rigail responsible for pasteurization.
Once packaged procedure performed in test tubes, the same as are stored in refrigerators for distribution.

After being stored in glass, the milk is frozen for subsequent pasteurization. Before passing through a laboratory test to establish the conditions under which the sample is.

Serealizan exams on computers that allow exposing the samples to temperatures above 60 ° degrees for about 45 minutes, and then be subjected to levels below zero cold.

"I feel very tasty that my milk over feed my son, represents a hope for another child who is in a difficult situation," said Yadira Carpio, one donor waiting at the Isidro Ayora in Quito.

The pediatrician Fabian Zapata explained that any supply replaces breast milk, offering all the nutrients and defenses that children need to develop and grow healthy. ?? The donation also a strategy to reduce infant mortality associated with malnutrition and ensures the right of infants fed with breast milk safely and timely.