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Implementing a Donor Milk Program: How to Get Started
Recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data show that many neonatal intensive care units do not yet provide donor milk, despite the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidance. Further, previous CDC data demonstrate the inequitable distribution of donor human milk by race, highlighting the need to center equity in donor milk provision. Pasteurized donor human milk from a Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) accredited milk bank is a safe and cost-effective way to meet this standard of care. Implementing a donor milk program takes thoughtful planning. This webinar offers a framework to introduce a donor milk program for your hospital.

This 60-minute webinar will include presentations from:

Lindsay Groff, MBA; Human Milk Banking Association of North America- Moderator
Lisa Stellwagen, MD, FAAP; University of California Health Milk Bank
Kim Updegrove, MSN, MPH, CNM; Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin
Mona Liza Hamlin, MSN, RN, IBCLC; Christiana Care Health Systems

There is no fee to attend; a $25 donation to HMBANA is requested.

Oct 18, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Lindsay Groff, MBA
Executive Director, Moderator @Human Milk Banking Association of North America
Lindsay’s dedication to helping medically fragile children is inspired by her own experience as a mother and milk donor during her daughter, Charlotte’s extended stay in the neonatal intensive care unit. Lindsay held to her personal goal of providing breastmilk for one year, both supporting Charlotte with her milk through a nasogastric tube (NG tube) and by donating excess to other vulnerable infants. Today, Lindsay is impassioned by her role at HMBANA and, with her thriving daughter, shares a deep belief in serving under-resourced communities through her work with local nonprofits. Lindsay has an MBA from Rowan University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Rutgers University.
Mona Liza Hamlin, MSN,RN, IBCLC
Perinatal Resources, Community Programs and Milk Bank Manager @ChristianaCare Health System
Mona Liza Hamlin, MSN, RN, IBCLC is the nurse manager of Perinatal Resources and Community Programs for the Women & Children’s Service Line at Christiana Care Hospital in Newark, Delaware. Her role consists of improving both inpatient and outpatient programs that focus on reaching the triple AIM, and improving health equity in the state of Delaware. Hamlin serves as Past-Chair to the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC). The USBC is a coalition of more than 50 organizations that support its mission to drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States.
Lisa Stellwagen, MD, FAAP
Executive Director @University of California Health Milk Bank
Lisa Stellwagen MD, FAAP attended Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric training and Chief Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She has spent 35 years caring for children in clinic, outpatient, NICU, and neonatal hospital settings. She led the team at UC San Diego to Baby Friendly Hospital designation in 2006 and was the lead on the team that developed the Supporting Premature Infant Nutrition (SPIN) Program in 2009. Dr. Stellwagen has been involved in medical education, policy development, and quality improvement at her institution for the last 20 years and is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.
Kim Updegrove, MSN, MPH, CNM, FACNM, PCQI
Executive Director @Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin
Kim Updegrove was born in New Jersey and has dedicated her career to saving babies’ lives and caring for women and children around the world. A registered nurse and certified nurse midwife (CNM), Updegrove earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing at William Paterson University, a master of public health degree at Rutgers University and a master of science degree in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Updegrove is a past president of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA), and chairs the guidelines committee helping to ensure quality control of donor human milk and cultivates the development of nonprofit milk banks