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Breast Milk Donation

Breast milk banks help pre-term babies...

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 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.

How does milk banking system function?

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.

Chennai

Breast Milk Bank at Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Hospital for Children

Halls Road, Egmore, Chennai 600008

044-2819 2138

Chennai

Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital

12-A, Nageswara Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600034

044-4200 1800

www.kkcth.org

Chennai

Vijaya Human Milk Bank by Vijaya Hospital

No.434, N.S.K.Salai, Vadapalani, Chennai 600026

044- 6664 6600, 6664 6664, 2480 2221, 2484 3028, 2484 3029

vijayahospital.org

Coimbatore

Human Milk Bank at Coimbatore Medical College & Hospital (CMCH)

No.1619 A, Trichy Rd, Oppo. Railway Station, Coimbatore 641018

0422-230 1393

Coimbatore

Womens Center Donor Milk Bank

146B Mettuppalayam Road, Coimbatore 641043

0422-420 1000, 404 0202

www.womenscenterindia.com

Delhi-NCR

'Amaara' by Fortis La Femme & Breast Milk Foundation

S- 549, Greater Kailash, Part II, New Delhi 110048

Dr Ankit Srivastava / Mrs Neha Srivastava

99990 35600

amaara.org.in

Delhi-NCR

'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

011-2336 3728

lhmc-hosp.gov.in

Hyderabad

Dhaatri Mother’s Milk Bank at Niloufer Hospital

Red Hills, Baazar Ghat, Lakdi Ka Pul, Hyderabad 500004

040-2331 4095, 2339 4265

nilouferhospital.in

Hyderabad

Fernandez Hospital

High Risk Pregnancy & Newborn Care, 3-6-282, Opp. Old MLA Quarters, Hyderguda, Hyderabad 500029.

040-4063 2300

www.fernandezhospital.com

Jaipur

Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital

RIICO Institutional Area, Sitapura,Tonk Road, Jaipur 302022

1800-180-6002, 0141-277 1777

www.mgmch.org

Kolkata

IPGMER and SSKM Hospital

244 A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata 700020

033-22041101

www.ipgmer.gov.in

Mumbai

Cama & Albless Hospital

Mahapalika Marg, Opposite Azad Maidan, Fort, Mumbai 400001

022-2262 0390

Mumbai

Human Milk Bank at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (Sion Hospital)

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Sion West, Mumbai 400022

Jayshree Mondkar

022-2407 6381, 022-2407 6382, 022-2409 2020

ltmgh.com

Mumbai

JJ Group of Hospitals

J J Marg, Nagpada, Mumbai Central, Off Jijabhoy Road, Mumbai 400008

022-2373 5555, 2375 4995, 2373 9400

www.gmcjjh.org

Mumbai

KEM Hospital

Acharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai 400012.

022-2410 7000

www.kem.edu

Pondicherry

'Amudham Thaipaal Maiyam' Human Milk Bank at JIPMER

Dhanvantri Nagar, Gorimedu, Puducherry 605006

1800-425-6565, 0413-227 1301 / 302 / 303

www.jipmer.puducherry.gov.in

Pune

'Yashoda Human Milk Bank' at Sahyadri Speciality Hospital Nagar Road

Near Hermes Heritage, Shastri Nagar, Nagar Road, Yerawada, Pune 411006

020-6727 1111

Website

Pune

Human Milk Bank at B.J. Govt. Medical College and Sassoon General Hospitals

Jai Prakash Narayan Road, Near Pune Railway Station, Pune 411001

020-2612 6868

www.bjmcpune.org

Pune

Human Milk Bank at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital & Research Centre

Erandawane, Pune 3rd Floor, Super Speciality Building, Pune 411004

020-4915 3380

Web Page

Pune

Mothers' Milk Bank at Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre

Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune 411018

020-2780 5100, 2780 5900, 2780 5101, 2742 0605

medical.dpu.edu.in

Surat

Yashoda Human Milk Bank at SMIMER Hospital

Nr. Sahara Darwaja, Opp. Bombay Market, Umarwada, Surat 395010

0261-236 8040, 236 8041

smimer.suratmunicipal.gov.in/

Udaipur

Divya Mother Milk Bank by 'Maa Bhagwati Vikas Sansthan'

R.N.T Medical College, Panna Dhai Rajkiya Mahila Chikitsalaya, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001

94140 88892, 0294-241 8626

divyamothermilkbank.org

Vadodara

Kashiben Gordhandas Patel Childrens Hospital

Pratiksha Colony, Jalaram Temple Road Main Road, Karelibaug, Vadodara 390018

0265 - 246 3906, 246 2404

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What Can You Do?

  • As a lactating mother, wish to donate your breast milk for needy babies? Contact one of the milk banks listed above.
  • Keen to ensure that more lactating mothers donate breast milk? Spread the word around with your women friends and relatives.
  • Aware of any needy pre-term baby needing mother’s milk? Inform the mother to get in touch with milk banks listed above.
  • Know of some milk bank that is not covered in the list above? Inform us so that they can be included on this page.
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