Queensland Milk Bank

Breast milk increases the survival rate of premature babies by almost 70 per cent. Some mothers may not be able to breastfeed or express milk to feed their premature or sick newborn due to low supply or maternal illness. The next best thing is breast milk donated by other mothers.

Our service

Queensland Milk Bank is the largest and fastest growing milk bank in the country, providing donated breastmilk to preterm or unwell babies right across Australia. Our service helps reduce the length of hospital stay and improves the survival rates of preterm babies.

We screen, collect, process and distribute pasteurised human milk to meet the specific medical and nutrition needs of seriously-ill newborns.

Since its inception, the Queensland Milk Bank has been donated over 4200 litres of milk from 400 donor mothers. The milk has improved outcomes of over 1400 premature babies.

Mums in the community can donate if:

  • you are breastfeeding or expressing for your own baby and you have an abundant supply of milk which is surplus to your baby’s needs
  • you are in good health.

A simple lifestyle screening tool is completed which looks at your general health. There are some certain medications that may exclude you from donating, but these are few and can be discussed with the milk bank staff.  Blood tests are required to ensure infections or viruses will not pass through the milk.

Is there a cost?

No, there is no financial cost to donate milk. Once you are an approved donor, we will supply disposable equipment for you to use.

Queensland Milk Bank celebrates its 5th birthday

Queensland Milk Bank celebrates five years of saving the state’s tiniest patients

The Queensland Milk Bank at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) celebrated its 5th birthday with a new name, a pink cake and a continued commitment to saving precious little lives.

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Contact us

Location: Level 6, Ned Hanlon Building
Phone: (07) 3646 0542
Email:
Open: Monday-Friday 6.45am-3.15pm
Media enquiries: metronorthnews@health.qld.gov.au

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Look at that face 😍 Mum Christy enjoyed some very special time with son Atlas at #RBWH 💜 The precious little boy was fed donor milk and is growing stronger every day thanks to the incredible efforts of our donor mums 😚

9 October 2018

Look at that face 😍 Mum Christy enjoyed some very special time with son Atlas at #RBWH 💜 The precious little boy was fed donor milk and is growing stronger every day thanks to the incredible efforts of our donor mums 😚 ... See MoreSee Less

Talk about double trouble! Glowing Gladstone mum Rebecca has her hands full with twins Wyatt and Knox 😍 Rebecca has been a generous donor to the milk bank during their stay at RBWH 💜

5 September 2018

Talk about double trouble! Glowing Gladstone mum Rebecca has her hands full with twins Wyatt and Knox 😍 Rebecca has been a generous donor to the milk bank during their stay at RBWH 💜 ... See MoreSee Less

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Aleeta Skiller. Our boys 😍

Go Mumma !!! 😍

Bec! Looking beautiful Mama! I thought I recognized that face! Congratulations to you and Aleeta, what a gorgeous family ❤

Beautiful

Kerry Douglas ❤️❤️❤️

Beautiful and generous

Super mum!!! ❤💗❤💗

Thank you from the Hobart mums who will benefit 🙂

😍 you are amazing Bec! Well done.

😍😍😍😍😍

Beautiful guys xxx

Wow!! Congrats Twin Mumma, I found it hard to have enough milk for my twins let alone donating it. Beautiful photo!! 😍

so darn proud of you beautiful mumma, so generous miss you girls like crazy cant wait for you 4 to be home

Awesome Bec.

Just beautiful xx

They are just adorable!!! Good job on creating such beautiful babies and amazing work pumping!!! Keep it up ❤️❤️❤️

You are amazing Beck!!! Congratulations!!!

Krystall Harvey the names 😱

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Calling all mums! 🙋‍ Our stocks are down to 100L, we need your help! Breast milk is vital for premature babies, can you donate? Contact milk_bank_rbwh@health.qld.gov.au

21 June 2018

Calling all mums! 🙋‍ Our stocks are down to 100L, we need your help! Breast milk is vital for premature babies, can you donate? Contact milk_bank_rbwh@health.qld.gov.au ... See MoreSee Less

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I would be really keen to help but you don't ha e a system in place in Far North Queensland 😔🤔

I have milk from when my son was around term... but its older than 3 months - do you ever need milk for research or anything?

I can help but I am in Canberra. Could donate about 25l.

Samantha Hobbs

Jessica Williams

Do you provide to all QLD hospitals?

Where can you go to donate?

Georgia-Rose Burney Caity Hemmings

Sarah - I thought this might interest you. 😚

Is there any way people in North Qld can donate?

Bree Craddock

Angela Wiseman

Katie Barnard

Tamika Maree Richards do you still have heaps 😂😂

Amie O'Sullivan

Nikt'a Hammantt

Katie Byrnes any spare 🙂 !

Ashleigh Ann

Tracy Cameron

Ide donate but I'm on medication:-(

Kylie

Lauren Browne know anyone who can help? X

The Mama Circle with Debbie Jay maybe you could share?

Zoe Leggett

Is there rules/conditions to be able to donate?

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And thats a wrap! The Kangaroo-A-Thon is over for another year 🐰 A huge shout out to our amazing mums, dads, bubs and staff here at RBWHs Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit for their efforts! (Also, how cute are these beanies? 😍)

31 May 2018

And that's a wrap! The Kangaroo-A-Thon is over for another year 🐰 A huge shout out to our amazing mums, dads, bubs and staff here at RBWH's Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit for their efforts! (Also, how cute are these beanies? 😍) ... See MoreSee Less

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Terry-Ann Tunks

Sarah Robinson-Hooke Michelle Deguara Simmons

Such beautiful photos ♡

Don't they all look so comfy on their mummas and daddys?! ❤️❤️❤️

Beautiful

Thx to all our super heroes..and mini super heroes!! Legendary stuff.... !!

😍 Oh my, all those tiny babies ❤️

Esther Freiberg check out these beanies.

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21 May 2018

We witnessed a beautiful reunion at #RBWH this weekend ❤️ The amazing doctors and nurses at our neonatal unit have been saving tiny lives for decades! 👶 ... See MoreSee Less

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Bec Doherty

Wish he was still working 😫

❤️ Dr C!!

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2 May 2018

Hop to it 😅 It's time for Kangaroo-A-Thon here at RBWH, and we want to see your skin-to-skin photos! If you're one of our wonderful Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit families, take a snap and hashtag it with #rbwhkanga between now and May 15 😍🐰 ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful Natasha, you looked after my Jett BabyButton. He's now a thriving 6 year old!!!

Photos can also be shared on the Miracle Babies website with the hashtag #kangarooathon #miraclebabies ❤️

Great but let’s continue that skin on skin a lot more

Awesome Tess🤗😘

Looking adorable Lisa. All the best. You have our love and best wishes

Beautiful video Natasha. takes me back to the time I first held my daughter Anika, who is a 15 months corrected n very active toddler now. ☺️ @natasha: I still remember the first time I picked her up...u helped me n then later u took her pics and turned her into a model 😁

❤️ my daughter was a patient 14 years ago, born with gastroschisis. Those cuddles are so healing for not only babies but parents . I don’t think I have any photos 😞

Cassie Andrews

Sam Laing - Laingy... our Flem is famous!!

Trully amazing i remember participating in this last year with my daughter amelia 😍 beautiful video natasha not sure if you remember amelia but we remember you. X

Wonderful video Natasha. We were there last year participating in the kanga-thon by the hand hugs as Lochie wasn’t strong enough for his first cuddle until the 18th of May.

I love this!!!! 💖 Love seeing that wonderful man’s name - Grantley Stable 💙

Natasha!! You were wonderful looking after our Charlie from Bali!

My beautiful, intelligent, confident friend doing her thing....... so proud of you. Well done 🤗😘👍🏻👏🏼💕

Natalie Davis another Adeline! Looks like she was in hurry to come into the world as well!

Well done Tess, inspiration to all. God has Blessed you with a gift of love.....And patients to our little angles

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