No donation can be more divine than human milk and only a lactating mother can make this donation. So, if you are a lactating mother do come forward to make the breast milk donation at one of the milk banks in India listed in the 'Whom Can You Contact?' section below. Only your surplus milk will be taken and that too is beneficial for you because frequent expression of milk helps maintain lactation. Donor mothers need to be healthy and free from Hepatitis, HIV and VDRL.
Mothers’ milk banks feed the donated breast milk to babies whose mothers do not lactate or pre-term babies whose mothers are unable to nurse their babies. Pre-term babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) would have far greater chances of survival if they are given human milk. Similar is the situation with babies who are under-weight, malnourished or orphaned at childbirth. Breast milk contains vital nutrients and immunity properties which protect baby from different diseases. It is far superior to formula feed which would be the other less-preferred option.
Breast milk is expressed or pumped by the mother herself in the comfort of her house using a sanitised pump lent by the milk bank. The expressed milk is stored in sterile containers provided by the milk bank, in the freezer at home. The milk bank collects the frozen milk and transports it safely to their premises on a regular basis. The milk is pasteurized, stored at a temperature of minus 20 degrees Celsius and is usable up to 6 months.
Banked breast milk has a potential to save over 1,50,000 premature babies a year in India. Every lactating mother is urged to come forward to sign-up at a milk bank, if there is one in her city. Your noble deed will help needy newborns to grow, gain weight and reduce death rates among babies.
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If you are a lactating mother & wish to donate breast milk, approach them. They pasteurize the milk and supply it in bottles for use by premature babies, low birth-weight babies and babies of non-lactating mothers.
#63, KIADB, Bommasandra-Jigani Link Rd, Anekal Taluk, Bengaluru 560105
1800-102-5804, 080-2783 9227
Breast Milk Bank at Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Hospital for Children
Halls Road, Egmore, Chennai 600008
Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital
12-A, Nageswara Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600034
Human Milk Bank at Coimbatore Medical College & Hospital (CMCH)
No.1619 A, Trichy Rd, Oppo. Railway Station, Coimbatore 641018
'Amaara' by Fortis La Femme & Breast Milk Foundation
S- 549, Greater Kailash, Part II, New Delhi 110048
Dr Ankit Srivastava / Mrs Neha Srivastava
'Vatsalya-Maatri Amrit Kosh' (National Human Milk Bank)
Lady Hardinge Medical College, C-604, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, Diz Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001
Dhaatri Mother’s Milk Bank at Niloufer Hospital
Red Hills, Baazar Ghat, Lakdi Ka Pul, Hyderabad 500004
040-2331 4095, 2339 4265
High Risk Pregnancy & Newborn Care, 3-6-282, Opp. Old MLA Quarters, Hyderguda, Hyderabad 500029.
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital
RIICO Institutional Area, Sitapura,Tonk Road, Jaipur 302022
1800-180-6002, 0141-277 1777
Cama & Albless Hospital
Mahapalika Marg, Opposite Azad Maidan, Fort, Mumbai 400001
Human Milk Bank at B.Y.L.Nair Charitable Hospital
Pediatric Department, 1st Floor, College Bldg, Dr. A. L. Nair Road, Mumbai 400008
Dr Sushma Malik
Human Milk Bank at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (Sion Hospital)
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Sion West, Mumbai 400022
022-2407 6381, 022-2407 6382, 022-2409 2020
JJ Group of Hospitals
J J Marg, Nagpada, Mumbai Central, Off Jijabhoy Road, Mumbai 400008
022-2373 5555, 2375 4995, 2373 9400
Acharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai 400012.
'Amudham Thaipaal Maiyam' Human Milk Bank at JIPMER
Dhanvantri Nagar, Gorimedu, Puducherry 605006
1800-425-6565, 0413-227 1301 / 302 / 303
'Yashoda Human Milk Bank' at Sahyadri Speciality Hospital Nagar Road
Near Hermes Heritage, Shastri Nagar, Nagar Road, Yerawada, Pune 411006
Human Milk Bank at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital & Research Centre
Erandawane, Pune 3rd Floor, Super Speciality Building, Pune 411004
Yashoda Human Milk Bank at SMIMER Hospital
Nr. Sahara Darwaja, Opp. Bombay Market, Umarwada, Surat 395010
0261-236 8040, 236 8041
Kashiben Gordhandas Patel Childrens Hospital
Pratiksha Colony, Jalaram Temple Road Main Road, Karelibaug, Vadodara 390018
0265 - 246 3906, 246 2404