In an age where HIV/AIDS is having a devastating effect on worldwide populations, the mortality rate amongst infants born from HIV-positive mothers is growing. A significant proportion of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is attributed to breastfeeding. However, pasteurising breast milk from HIV-positive mothers kills the virus in the milk, so that it can safely be bottle-fed to infants, dramatically improving their chances of survival to childhood. Premature babies have underdeveloped digestive systems, and their chances of survival are also improved by feeding them with pasteurised breast milk instead of breast milk substitutes.
The Milk-True pasteuriser is adapted from the Milk-Pro pasteuriser concept and is specifically designed to process 2-3 liters of breast milk per day. Breast milk is expressed and donated by lactating mothers to breast milk banks, clinics, hospitals and orphanages, where it is pasteurised with the Milk-True pasteurisers, before being fed to AIDS orphans and premature infants. For technical information on the Milk-True units.