About Mothers’ Milk Bank...
Giving your baby the best start is a healthy start.
For a mother who is unable to supply sufﬁcient breast milk to meet her baby’s needs, donated human milk is the next best option for her baby.
The Mothers’ Milk Bank Charity was established in 2009, to give parents the choice of donated, screened and pasteurized breast milk.
In a baby’s first 26 weeks of life, pasteurized donor mothers’ milk maybe an essential factor for a baby’s survival or to maintain your baby’s health.
The Mothers’ Milk Bank Charity collects, screens, pasteurises and distributes donated mothers’ milk to infants where mothers own milk is not available.
Support is given to mothers who encounter difﬁculties with lactation. Research shows pasteurised donor human milk protects your baby from infectious disease especially vulnerable preterm babies and diabetes where there is a family history of diabetes. The complex nutrients in mother’s milk are unique and give your baby the best start. If your infant has an illness then pasteurized donor breast milk is the next best option if mother’s own milk is not available.
Breast milk is a perfectly balanced source of nutrition, containing active antibodies to ﬁght infection. It is the most beneﬁcial food for infants. Pasteurisation techniques and procedures followed at the Mothers’ Milk Bank Charity, ensure the nutritional content and beneﬁts of donated breast milk are maintained throughout the milk testing and pasteurization process.
The Mothers Milk Bank Logo was created by Marea Ryan in 2005.
It symbolises two breasts empty of milk and two breast full of milk.
Mothers in the community helping each other in a time of need.
We are a non for profit charity so when you receive breastmilk from our shop or when using a voucher to purchase it, you are paying for the processing only, the breastmilk itself is free.. so any funds spent over $2 are completely tax deductible.
To provide families with the option of donor mothers’ milk when needed and to see babies exclusively receiving breastmilk from birth to six months of age.
To support the guidelines established by the WHO (World Health Organisation) and UNICEF, along with the Australian federal and state governments, which state that the nutritional needs of a baby are only fully met when given human milk in the first six months of life, and if a child continues to receive human milk along with the introduction of other foods until two years of age.
To provide donated milk for as many infants in need as possible, and to advocate and work towards an Australian Mothers’ Milk Banking Association (AMMBA) with a network of both community and hospital based milk banks around Australia within ten years.
Located at Airport Central, Bilinga, Qld, at the far southern end of the Gold Coasts, the Mothers’ Milk Bank services the
Northern New South Wales, Southeast Queensland region, Northern Queensland, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth Darwin and Hobart.