Center for Pediatric Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice
The Voice of Mothers Who Continue to Express Milk After Their Infant's Death for Donation to a Milk Bank.
The second stage of lactation with copious milk production occurs after birth regardless of the infant's survival. Previous research indicates that milk donation following a perinatal loss may help some bereaved mothers come to terms with their loss. The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of women choosing to continue to express milk after a perinatal loss specifically for donation to a nonprofit milk bank governed by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA).
Breast Feeding, Female, Humans, Infant, Lactation, Milk Banks, Milk, Human, Mothers, Pregnancy
Paraszczuk, A., Candelaria, L., Hylton-McGuire, K., & Spatz, D. (2022). The Voice of Mothers Who Continue to Express Milk After Their Infant's Death for Donation to a Milk Bank.. Breastfeed Med, 17 (8), 660-665. https://doi.org/10.1089/bfm.2021.0326