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'Liquid Gold': Establishing the place of donated human milk in the tissue economy

Funding: 2011: $92,846
2012: $106,846
2013: $95,978

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2011

Summary: Donated human milk can offer profound benefits to the health and survival of hospitalised pre-term infants yet Australia is slow to adopt its use. This research explores the policies and practices of donated human milk use in Australia, and will contribute to the development of donated breast milk policy, and progress current tissue donation theory.

Keywords: Attitudes to breastmilk, theory of tissue donation, medical sociology, visual ethnography

FOR Codes: Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified, Sociological Methodology and Research Methods, Health Policy Evaluation, Nutrition, Child Health, Public health not elsewhere classified, Public health (excl. specific population health), Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health), Evaluation of health and support services