Our donor milk gives you peace of mind and to cover you until your own breast milk is established.
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.
Donor milk is sourced from mums all over Australia. Once the donor passes an initial assessment and their blood tests are clear, Mothers Milk Bank then makes an arrangement to aquire the milk and freight it in cold-chain to the Brisbane airport where it is collected and taken to our facility. At the facility, the milk is quality checked, weighed, tagged and then stored in a commercial freezer. The milk is then removed from the freezer, dosed into 100ml bottles and then pasteurised. Pre and post-pasteurisation samples undergo external microbial testing before being made available for consumption.
Note: The milk itself is not charged; the displayed price covers the cost for Mothers Milk Bank to collect, cold-freight, process, package, test and distribute PDHM (pasteurised donor human milk).
Mothers Milk Bank does not receive any government funding and relies on private contributions. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have been able to subsidise our donor milk for a limited time. Please note that this subsidy will only be in place until our funding runs out. If you would like to contribute to our fundraising, you can do so here.
The cost of the bottle covers the processing of the donated breastmilk only.
We will contact you once we have received your order. You can also pick up your order at no cost from our office in Northgate or from your local Coordinator.