Presentation Information

Mihaela Nita

From Lactation Consultant to Human Milk Banking

  • Speaker: Mihaela Nita , MD, IBCLC
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 30 Mins
  • Credits: 0.5 CERP, 0.5 Nursing CEU, 0.5 CME, 0.05 Midwifery CEU

Romania is one of the European countries with a very low breastfeeding rate. The emergence of IBCLCs in the past 2 decades helped in improving mothers access to lactation professionals. Starting from 2013 with the first celebration of IBCLC Day, conferences and courses, the awareness of a new profession raise.

Although in Europe there are more than 200 human milk banks, Romania does not have one. The limitations in the process of implementing a human milk bank in the NICU, the gap of legislation, the support of the civic society and 2 cases are discussed in the presentation.