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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Twins Henry and Francesca, along with parents Caroline and Sam, have finally farewelled the RBWH Neonatology team almost four months on from their dramatic, 16-weeks-early arrival, more than 1000km from their Sydney home!

18 September 2019

Twins Henry and Francesca, along with parents Caroline and Sam, have finally farewelled the RBWH Neonatology team almost four months on from their dramatic, 16-weeks-early arrival, more than 1000km from their Sydney home! ... See MoreSee Less

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Nawwww those chubby cheeks! That’s brilliant news for them and wishing them all the best x

Babies are so incredibly resilient. Our twins weren’t that early, only 8 weeks but wow how incredible babies are. Wishing them a lifetime of health. Congratulations!

Enjoy taking them home x

Super proud of this family 💕

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Wow! Hope they live a healthy life ❤️❤️

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Today marks the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week! The theme this year is Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding, which aims to support mothers and educate fathers/partners on the valuable role they play. The Australian Breastfeeding Association was at #RBWH today to help spread the word.

1 August 2019

Today marks the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week! The theme this year is "Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding", which aims to support mothers and educate fathers/partners on the valuable role they play. The Australian Breastfeeding Association was at #RBWH today to help spread the word. ... See MoreSee Less

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Biggest thank you to the ABA and QLD Milk Bank for the work that you do ❤❤❤

Great job ladies x

Lovely photo Ladies!

Well done ladies.

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We all know maintaining a healthy diet and weight during pregnancy can be challenging! Did you know our #RBWH Dietitians are here to help with their free healthy lifestyle telephone coaching program for mums having their baby at RBWH? Mums involved say they have benefited greatly from the regular encouragement and advice. Find more about Living Well during Pregnancy at https://tinyurl.com/rbwhlivingwell

17 July 2019

We all know maintaining a healthy diet and weight during pregnancy can be challenging! Did you know our #rbwh Dietitians are here to help with their free healthy lifestyle telephone coaching program for mums having their baby at RBWH? Mums involved say they have benefited greatly from the regular encouragement and advice. Find more about Living Well during Pregnancy at tinyurl.com/rbwhlivingwell ... See MoreSee Less

Caring for tiny lives is a team effort. Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland is a special piece of the puzzle, providing accomodation for families of babies undergoing treatment at #RBWH. Often, these very same babies require our Milk Bank donations. RMH SEQ Volunteer Anna, pictured, gives up two days every week to support families by welcoming them to the house, cooking meals, playing with children and offering a listening ear to parents.

27 June 2019

Caring for tiny lives is a team effort. Ronald McDonald House Charities South East Queensland is a special piece of the puzzle, providing accomodation for families of babies undergoing treatment at #rbwh. Often, these very same babies require our Milk Bank donations. RMH SEQ Volunteer Anna, pictured, gives up two days every week to support families by welcoming them to the house, cooking meals, playing with children and offering a listening ear to parents. ... See MoreSee Less

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Working together to get the best outcomes for our #RBWH #royalbabies

Ever thought about donating to the Milk Bank? Contact milk_bank_RBWH@health.qld.gov.au for more information.

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Ever thought about donating to the Milk Bank? Contact milk_bank_RBWH@health.qld.gov.au for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

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