Mothers’ milk pasteurization for Bangladesh garment workers

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  • Project Lead(s): Sabrina Rasheed, Micaela Collins

    Mothers working in Bangladesh garment factories will receive access to breast pumps and a low-cost way to extend the shelf life of expressed breast milk. The technique uses an alternative heating medium, minimizing the amount of water and energy normally needed for pasteurization but effectively killing bacteria and viruses while leaving nutrient content largely intact and extending shelf life.  The results offer major benefits for the workers, their babies and employers alike, among them improved infant nutrition, reduced absenteeism due to child illnesses and less expense for baby formula. Using existing factory clinics to promote long-term sustainability, the project can be scaled up in Bangladesh and other low- and middle-income countries.

  • 0612-01-10 Bottle (2)

    0612-01-10 Bottle (2)

    0612-01-10 Bottle (3)

    0612-01-10 Bottle (3)

    0612-01-10 Bottle

    0612-01-10 Bottle

    0612-01-10 Breast milk pasteurization device (2)

    0612-01-10 Breast milk pasteurization device (2)

    0612-01-10 Breast milk pasteurization device (3)

    0612-01-10 Breast milk pasteurization device (3)

    0612-01-10 Breast milk pasteurization device

    0612-01-10 Breast milk pasteurization device

    0612-01-10 Breast Pump

    0612-01-10 Breast Pump

    0612-01-10 Co-PI Micaela Collins w Bangladeshi garment factory workers (2)

    0612-01-10 Co-PI Micaela Collins w Bangladeshi garment factory workers (2)

    0612-01-10 Co-PI Micaela Collins w Bangladeshi garment factory workers (3)

    0612-01-10 Co-PI Micaela Collins w Bangladeshi garment factory workers (3)

    0612-01-10 Co-PI Micaela Collins w Bangladeshi garment factory workers (4)

    0612-01-10 Co-PI Micaela Collins w Bangladeshi garment factory workers (4)

    0612-01-10 Co-PI Micaela Collins w Bangladeshi garment factory workers

    0612-01-10 Co-PI Micaela Collins w Bangladeshi garment factory workers

    0612-01-10 Project Team

    0612-01-10 Project Team

    0612-01-10 Team Photo

    0612-01-10 Team Photo

    0612-01-10 Sabrina Rasheed

    0612-01-10 Sabrina Rasheed

    0612-01-10 Sabrina Rasheed & Marta Blackwell

    0612-01-10 Sabrina Rasheed & Marta Blackwell