Common Reasons for Prescribing Pasteurized Donor Human Milk (PDHM)

  • Preterm birth
  • Failure to thrive
  • Malabsorption syndromes
  • Allergies
  • Feeding/formula intolerance
  • Immunologic deficiencies
  • Short-gut syndrome
  • Renal failure
  • Inborn errors of metabolism

Other Medicinal/Therapeutic Uses

  • Treatment for infectious diseases, intractable diarrhea, sepsis, and pneumonia
  • Pre- or Post-surgical nutrition
  • Pediatric burn patients
  • Organ transplants (including adults)
  • Intra-utero exposure to narcotics

PDHM Can Be Prescribed to Prevent

  • Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)
  • Allergies or intolerance to cow and soy milks