Receiving donor milk...
DONOR HUMAN MILK
Human milk is the standard food for infants and young children, including premature and sick newborns, with rare exceptions.
Human milk provides optimal nutrition, promotes normal growth and development, and reduces the risk of illness and disease. The unique composition of human milk, which includes nutrients, enzymes, growth factors, hormones and immunologic and anti-inflammatory properties, has not been duplicated.
When mother’s own milk is not available or there is not sufficient volume, pasteurised donor human milk from a recognised donor human milk bank is the next best option.
Pasteurised donor human milk retains most of its bioactive properties, which protect the baby from infection while the nutritional components of the milk are easy for the baby to digest.
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.
Mothers Milk Bank Charity
The Mothers Milk Bank Charity provides Pasteurised Donor Human Milk (PDHM) for babies who do not have human milk available.
The mothers’ milk bank has developed strict guidelines for their operation and administration, which are consistent with the guidelines of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America, to ensure that the safest possible product is provided.
All donors provide milk on a voluntary basis. Only healthy women who are non-smokers and have a healthy lifestyle are accepted as donors. All potential donors are screened by verbal and written medical health questionnaire and blood screening.