Why choose mother’s own milk over donor human milk? Infographic

When mother’s own milk (MOM) is not available, pasteurized donor human milk (DHM) has become the standard of care 1, 2. While MOM and DHM are often collectively called “human milk”, there are significant differences not only in bioactivity, but in health outcomes, the maturity of the mammary gland (preterm milk vs term milk), stages of lactation (colostrum, transitional or mature milk) and provision costs 2.