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September 22nd 2014:Milk Bank Essentials for Recipients

Are you expecting a baby? Do you know you won't be able to breastfeed and still want to feed your baby human milk? Are you the parent of a preemie, or an ill baby? Perhaps you’re a nurse or lactation consultant who wants to support the babies and families in your care—or even to open a milk bank in your area. Tune in as Marie talks with Kim Updegrove, CNM, MSN, MPH, head of a Texas milk bank and president of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America’s executive committee, about issues related to milk banking. How do milk bank operate? Who receives milk from a bank—and how? For questi

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Kim Updegrove

Kim is the Executive Director of the Mother’s Milk Bank at Austin and the President of the Executive Committee of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). In her role at the Mothers’ Milk Bank, Kim is responsible for all mission-related activities, financial and personnel management, and fundraising, as well as oversight of milk donor screening, milk processing and nutritional analysis, and recipient programs. A popular speaker on the topic of donor breast milk for premature and fragile infants, Kim provides educational and outreach to hospitals, community and professional organizations and collaborates with I.S. and international researchers on the nutritional effects o
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