Breast Milk Traceability

Fairfield have developed a “Scan & Match” system to match mother, milk and baby for neonatal feeding to ensure only the correct milk is fed to baby, backed up with a data management tool to export data into Microsoft Excel for reporting purposes. Such recording is required towards accreditation of HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Level 6.

Client HIMSS
Services Labels & Printers
Year 2021 - Current


Utilising the existing patient wristbands, neonatal nurses scan the patient ID barcode to trigger a portable printer, via Bluetooth, to produce unique barcode labels for the breast milk vials.

When the milk has been expressed into the barcoded vial, it is stored in the unit’s refrigerator, along with milk from other mums.
The nurses scan their ID barcode as a record, the barcode on the milk vial and the baby’s wristband. The scanner will then confirm a match on the screen. If not a match, the scanner will also confirm and record this.

As the expressed milk is labelled, scanned and stored, an accurate electronic record of the transaction is available through the system’s dashboard, which can be incorporated into Microsoft® Excel. A comprehensive search function of good scans, error scans, mother, baby and nurse is included, along with a two-level user interface of Administrator and User.

A selection of scanners and printers used for Breatfeeding
A breastfeeding scanner
A printer used for breastfeeding applications
A collection of printers and scanners used for breastfeeding applications