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.

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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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Metro North Hospital and Health Service

17 November 2018

We're celebrating World Prematurity Day here at the Queensland Milk Bank! We had some very special visitors to #RBWH to mark the occasion 💜

Metro North Hospital and Health Service
Tiny miracles happen every day in the #RBWH Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit. This World Prematurity Day, we shine a light on premature birth which affects millions of mums and bubs around the world. 💜👶🍼
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Is this the most peaceful bub youve ever seen? 😍 Parry and her gorgeous Isaac had a special moment together today at #RBWH. Parry is donating her extra milk to other precious premmies in need - way to go Mum! 💕

12 November 2018

Is this the most peaceful bub you've ever seen? 😍 Parry and her gorgeous Isaac had a special moment together today at #RBWH. Parry is donating her extra milk to other precious premmies in need - way to go Mum! 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

It was a first time retrieval for one of our own! ✈️ Li-An, Rebecca and Brittany from our #NeoRESQ team jumped on board a LifeFlight jet to help save a little life. NeoRESQ travel across Qld to bring sick and premature babies back to #RBWH for world-class care ❤

2 November 2018

It was a first time retrieval for one of our own! ✈️ Li-An, Rebecca and Brittany from our #NeoRESQ team jumped on board a LifeFlight jet to help save a little life. NeoRESQ travel across Qld to bring sick and premature babies back to #RBWH for world-class care ❤ ... See MoreSee Less

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Amazing ladies!!! Brittany cared for my little premmie - she’s just beautiful 😍 thank you 🙏🏼

Well done team Neo Rescue !💜🌟💖

Awsome job I just my premmie home after 72 days

Amazing!

Awesome job 👍

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Thats the look we love! Beautiful baby Sullivan has been at #RBWH for almost 12 weeks now after being born at just 1034 grams🐣His amazing mum Eloise has been donating her extra milk to help other little bubs - we think thats pretty special 💜

24 October 2018

That's the look we love! Beautiful baby Sullivan has been at #RBWH for almost 12 weeks now after being born at just 1034 grams🐣His amazing mum Eloise has been donating her extra milk to help other little bubs - we think that's pretty special 💜 ... See MoreSee Less

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❤ That's so lovely, what a gorgeous picture. How come Milk Bank never seems to share stories of mums who donate/d but didn't get to bring their little cherubs home? I think that those mums are bloody awesome and pretty special too!

What beautiful gazes of love between these two xx Warm congrats Eloise and family. What a beautiful gift you are making too. Wishing you a lifetime of love and good health together.

Gorgeous photo Eloise & Sullivan😍 You are doing an amazing job & helping so many others-thank you. Hope you get to take your beautiful boy home soon💙💙

Beautiful photo of Eloise and Sullivan, yes that is a great thing to do with the milk bank, helps lots of other little babies. 🌺

Great gifting Eloise ♥️♥️♥️

Beautiful photo! That is amazing Eloise and would be greatly appreciated by the other mums. What an awesome effort 💕

Two very special people and a very supportive daddy, one day soon guys your happiness will be together forever xxx

Fantastic that is the best gift you can give so many other babies. Here’s hoping your home coming will be soon.

Amazing job Eloise ! You are doing a terrific job 😍

Well done Eloise you are amazing. Can’t wait to meet little Sully.

Gorgeous Eloise!

Beautiful moment of mother and baby hugs and kisses the Watson’s

So beautiful 😍

Amazing and inspirational 👶🏻❤️

What a beautiful photo xxxx

OMG the thought of it makes me melt & brings me to tears, well done Eloise , amazing xxx

Beautiful pic

So special xx

Nawwwe getting so big now Sully!!! What a beautiful pic🤩

Very special x

Well done gorgeous mumma x

Well done Eloise! On top of everything else you are coping with, you are helping so many other bubs and families! Beautiful photo of you and baby Sully. Hope he is able to come home very soon x

What a divine moment captured here. Elouise, thank you for the amazing gift you are giving to those families. Pumping for others whilst caring for your own baby is incredibly selfless.

Good on you, Eloise!

Look at that chub starting to form 😍 what a beautiful picture <3

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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

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