Getting ready to donate
Premature babies are incredibly vulnerable. We need to make sure the breast milk they’re receiving is as safe as possible. That's why not everyone can give breast milk, even though it’s still the best nutrition for your own baby.
Register your interest online or call 1300 459 040. After we talk through some more info, fill out some paperwork (it won’t take long, we promise) then you’re on your way to being a donor!
Keen to know more? While you wait, view stories about why being a milk donor is such an incredible thing.
Donating breast milk
You need to wash your hands well before you express milk as well as every time you handle breast pump parts. Don’t touch anything else after you’ve washed your hands, including your phone.
You probably already know that clean bras and regular breast pad changes are best for your own health, but daily showers are super important for the baby receiving your milk.
Just like you would for your own baby. Relax and get comfy.
You can use a pump or express by hand. If you’re using a pump, follow the steps below after every use, and be sure to sterilise it every day.
Give us a call and we’ll be able to let you know what to do. Depending what you have, you may need to take a short break.