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Pledge of $15 Million to Support Australian Expansion of Milk Banks and Extra Breastfeeding Support

April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the lead up to the federal election, the opposition leader Bill Shorten has made a pledge of over $15 million, should he be elected, towards extra breastfeeding support for newborns and $7 million going towards expansion of the Australian Red Cross Milk Bank, nationally. The Red Cross Milk Bank currently has its processing centre in Sydney, where it treats donated breastmilk using two Sterifeed Breastmilk Pasteurisers – an S90 ECO and an S180ECO supplied by Nascor. This donor breastmilk is then distributed to hospitals in SA and NSW. With the extra funding Red Cross would add an extra processing […]

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NSW Health commits to Pasteurised Donor Breastmilk supply for NSW born babies

February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

NSW Health commits to Pasteurised Donor Breastmilk Supply for NSW born babies Good news for NSW parents and babies. NSW Health has formally announced its commitment to providing pasteurisered donor human milk to hospitalised premature and very low birth weight infants whose mum’s are unable to provide their own milk; babies below 32 weeks gestation and/or below 1500g. This is in partnership with the Australian Red Cross (utilising Sterifeed Pasteurisers from Nascor to safely treat the donated breastmilk) and there are a number of hospitals throughout NSW already taking PDBM for their babies. Read more at www.health.nsw.gov.au.      

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Australian Red Cross Blood Service’s Milk Bank begins supply of pasteurised breastmilk

October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service’s Milk Bank begins supply of pasteurised breastmilk to South Australia this month. The neonatal nurseries at Flinders Medical Centre and The Women’s & Children’s Hospital will be the first to receive supplies for their premature and sick babies, from the new Milk Bank. The Australian Red Cross Service utilises S90 and S180 Pasteurisers for treatment of donated breastmilk, along with Sterifeed Safety Sealed Bottles and Cap Sealer.

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Sterifeed 2017/18 Newsletter

September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sterifeed’s Newsletter provides news and updates about milk banking around the world including newly opened Milk Banks and equipment. Their 2017/18 newsletter is available here.

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My Baby’s Got Wind

September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

When babies get upset or tense for whatever reason, they get draw their knees up to their chest; they arch and strain and push out the bowel gas. “He’s suffering!” say his parents. “He’s got wind!” It’s a rare day I make it through to lunchtime and nobody has mentioned his or her baby’s ‘wind’. It seems to be the ‘go-to’ diagnosis whenever a baby is unsettled, hungry, tired, upset, or wishing everyone would leave him alone, please! See the x-ray above? This is a normal x-ray of the abdomen of a baby just a few hours old. All the […]

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