Western Trust Human Milk Bank is looking for mums to donate breast milk
Can you help?
The Western Trust Human Milk Bank Enniskillen is asking new mums to donate breast milk.
Located at the South West Acute Hospital in Northern Ireland the bank is asking more new mums to donate breast milk as stocks are getting low, particularly over the summer months.
The Human Milk Bank donates breast milk to help babies all over Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and will soon be available online in the near future.
Elizabeth (Liz) Bailie, who has recently taken up the post as coordinator of the Western Trust Milk Bank, said:
"We are encouraging new mothers to help with the increase in demand for breast milk and to ensure we have an adequate supply for neonatal units across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. With our dedicated donors’, our peer support mothers and the help of new donors we will be able to meet the increasing demand for breast milk."
Since reopening in December 2018 the Human Milk Bank has processed approximately 570 litres of donor expressed milk and we have provided approximately 510 litres of breast milk to 27 neonatal units in hospitals across Ireland helping 278 babies.
If you would like to find out more about the Milk Bank and becoming a donor please contact the Milk Bank on Tel: (028) 6862 8333 or email TMB.SWAH@westerntrust.hscni.net.