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PREM Bank Information for Recipients

Mothers who are having difficulty producing enough milk to feed their babies may want to consider using pasteurised donor milk from our recognised donor milk bank. PREM Bank only collects breast milk from healthy donors who have undergone a rigorous screening process similar to that used for blood donors.

The milk is then pasteurised; that is heated to a temperature that kills bacteria and viruses, but retains many of the immuno protective components vital for a newborn's health.

Why not formula?

Premature babies are born with a very immature immune system. These babies are ten times more likely to develop severe gastrointestinal infections if fed formula instead of human milk. Breast milk has many immuno protective properties that can help preterm infants at this critical time of learning to tolerate milk in their system.

For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions

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