Why Use PiAstra?
PiAstra is a system for pasteurizing Human Breast Milk, which has proven to be the ideal source of optimal nutrition for all infants. For low birth weight infants especially, it is like personalised medication as these infants are at great risk of developing necrotising enterocolitis, a very serious condition of the gut if they don’t get breastmilk. There are occasions when some mothers may struggle to provide enough milk in the first few days after delivery and it is vital that these infants can be given donated human milk, which contains many immune components which help protect the baby from necrotizing enterocolitis and many other infections. Orphaned and abandoned infants also should have the privilege of receiving donor human milk instead of having to use cow’s milk based formula milk, which is harmful to infant’s health.
BUT international guidelines dictate that all donated human milk must be pasteurised before it is fed to infants.
ENTER PiAstra: a portable, safe, reliable way of pasteurizing breastmilk at minimum cost to make access to donor human milk possible.