What We Do...
The Mothers’ Milk Bank provides screened and pasteurised donor mothers’ milk, to families where the mother’s own milk is not available for their baby.
GIVE BREASTMILK to the Mothers’ Milk Bank Human Milk Emergency Reserve
Arthur I. Eidelman, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Breastfeeding Medicine, states:
"Given the reality that mothers infected with coronavirus have probably already colonized their nursing infant, continued breastfeeding has the potential of transmitting protective maternal antibodies to the infant via the breast milk.
Thus, breastfeeding should be continued with the mother carefully practicing handwashing and wearing a mask while nursing, to minimize additional viral exposure to the infant."
Mothers who are too unwell to breastfeed can continue to feed their expressed breast milk in a bottle and avoid the health risks of infant formula in infants under 6 months. Pasteurisation inactivates COVID-19 and renders pasteurised donor human milk safe.
Become a breastmilk donor
“There is a beauty in our culture to give and help others in need.” - Marea Ryan
If you are breastfeeding and all is going well, please consider donating one feed a day. Donating is made easy as Mothers Milk Bank Charity will provide all you need and pick up from your home. Vulnerable families are so appreciative that another mother is there to help their baby.
A nationwide donate campaign is being launched in 2020. An emergency reserve is needed to prepare for the effects of floods, bushfires or drought. Four in 100 breastfeeding mothers are needed to donate one feed a day, within 2 years Australia will have enough powdered breast milk in emergency reserve to feed every baby for one week.
Mothers unite to help each other. ONLY breast milk protects a baby from illness (viral or bacterial) or disease (Diabetes). ONLY one feed a day is needed. Babies who receive breast milk will be healthier! Your donation is the milk of human kindness and you may be saving the life of another baby. How special you are.
Receive breastmilk for your baby
“Mothers in the community unite to help each other.”
Be prepared for your baby’s needs - Peace of mind pre birth mother’s milk bank packs are needed if you have:
Diabetes of pregnancy (GDM) as milk production is delayed and baby’s need is greater.
Have a history of breastfeeding difficulties or low supply in the first week.
Have a history of breast cancer, a medical condition or on medication that prevents you from feeding your baby.
Unable to breastfeed your baby for another reason.
Mothers Milk Bank Charity wishes to be there to support you and to help keep your baby healthy, ONLY a mothers’ milk can protect your baby. Each pack contains 5 feeds to give you peace of mind and to cover you until your milk is established. There will be a processing cost for further ongoing supply that can be tax deductible.
Gift Packs are available (A fantastic Baby Shower gift)