Hospitals & Services
The Milk Bank accepts breast milk from mothers who have surplus to their own baby's requirements. Mothers are provided general information about becoming a donor and what is involved. Additionally mothers are asked to complete a health questionnaire and have a blood test to ensure that they are free from infections known to be transmitted in breast milk. If the mother is eligible to donate she will be asked to sign a consent form and given further information about the process of expressing, freezing and donating milk. A donor starter pack will also be provided.
If you would like to know more about becoming a donor contact us;
Phone: (03) 364 4344Email: MilkBankNICU@cdhb.health.nz
For more information download the documents at the top right side of the screen.
See what some our Donors have to say…
"After having a premature baby earlier this year it really opened my eyes as to how some babies have such a struggle to the start of their wee life...when I was asked to donate to the human milk bank it was a small way that I could make a big difference to their beginning. The human milk bank is an amazing facility for Christchurch babies and I am so pleased to be a part of this." Rebecca Eckersley, Donor.
The following frequently asked questions foucses specifically on the types of quesitons that potential donors commonly ask.
Human Milk For Our Babies
Donor Health Questionnaire
Donor Consent Form
Donating Breastmilk & Taking Medication