Shenker, N., Staff, M., Vickers, A., Aprigio, J., Tiwari, S., Nangia, S., … & Virtual Collaborative Network of Milk Banks and Associations. Maintaining human milk bank services throughout the COVID‐19 pandemic: A global response. Maternal & Child Nutrition, e13131. January 2021. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.13131
Shenker et al. evaluated the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Human Milk Bank (HMB) services worldwide. The authors not only identified 7 pandemic-related vulnerabilities to service provision: insufficient donors, prescreening disruption, DHM availability, logistics, communication, safe handling, and contingency planning, but also offered operational guidance for milk banks during the pandemic.