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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Donating milk

The Milk Bank allows Mothers who have more milk than their babies require, to donate their excess for use by other babies. 

Mothers donating their milk are screened for life habits, risk factors eg hepatitis, HIV etc. Any mothers with these risk factors are advised that they are unable to donate their milk and offered appropriate support from relevant health professionals.

Milk that is considered best for early babies is milk from mothers were their baby is young, as milk constituents change over time, an older baby's milk is more suitable for older babies…this is to try and match up with nature ie. A Mother's milk changes as baby grows.

Mothers who donate their milk are not paid for their milk but do receive a certificate of thanks with a small donated gift pack.