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Women share experience in donating milk at the start of the CPLP congress in Luanda

It is this Monday that the pre-activities of the 1st Congress of Human Milk Banks of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries will begin, taking place in Luanda. Therefore, the pre-congress activities begin this Monday with a meeting in which women will share their experience in donating milk.


The event will bring together, until May 16th, in Luanda, CPLP experts, to exchange experiences and technical and scientific knowledge.

The congress, which aims to reflect on the "Food and Nutritional Security Strategy for Newborns at Risk and Infants", is promoted by the governments of Angola and Brazil in partnership with the CPLP Executive Secretariat, according to a press release from the Ministry of health.

Human milk banks represent a strategy to protect and support breastfeeding, involving the collection, processing and distribution of milk for premature or low birth weight babies who cannot be fed by their mothers, in addition to offering support and guidance on breastfeeding.

Brazil leads the largest and most complex network of human milk banks in the world, combining low cost with high quality and technology, a network shared with more than 20 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe.

In November 2019, Angola joined the list of African countries that have Human Milk Banks, inspired by the Brazilian model, becoming the fourth CPLP country to implement a center of this type, located at the Lucrécia Paim Maternity, with capacity to store 100 liters of milk per month.

By the end of May last year, 206.5 liters of milk had been collected, benefiting more than 1600 babies, according to the Angop news agency.


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