Councilman has proposed creating Breastmilk Donation Campaign

The campaign will follow a monthly schedule and with the support of doctors, nurses and civil servants.
24/08/2016 13h54 - Updated 25/08/2016 09h06
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On the deficit 34% the stock of milk in the state of Amazonas maternities, Councilman Ednailson Rozenha (PSDB) He presented early on Tuesday (23), the Municipality of Manaus (CMM), an indication that requests by the Manaus City Hall to create a campaign to sensitize the breast milk donation to maternity hospitals in the city of Manaus.

According to an article published by the local press, the Human Milk Banks (BLH) Amazon are with a deficit in stock, this year. "Milk banks are of great importance for our children, specifically for newborns. Unfortunately, this year, according to data from the state coordinating body of the child health, only 500 liters of milk were pasteurized and ideally at least 970 liters more ", said Councilman.

Milk banks are intended to provide human milk for public hospitals and private. According to official data, these banks sued, throughout the year and 2015, 3 thousand liters of milk from donations, a biannual average 1,5 thousand liters.

A proposal
The parliamentarian said that the statement provides that a permanent campaign of mothers awareness is implemented by Manaus Prefecture, through the Municipal Health (Sems), more specifically by the Health Center Child and Adolescent Semsa, with support from the State Health Coordinating Child.

The campaign will follow a monthly schedule and with the support of doctors, nurses and civil servants chosen to participate in activities, to be developed in a minimum period and three days a month. The campaign will be intensified through posters and leaflets in public maternity hospitals in Manaus, causing mothers to know the possibility of becoming donor.

Currently there are over 200 donors who have excess milk. "The deficit may be associated with difficulty, insecurity and lack of knowledge. As the milk dries these donors are rotating, which means that the availability of new donors is a necessity. We know that breast milk has nutrients and antibodies essential to ensure the health of a baby, as well as its development and aid in disease prevention ", concluded Rozenha.

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