Sharing nature’s best gift with premature and sick babies.
Breast milk is the best food for babies as it provides optimal nutrition, reduces the risk of illnesses and promotes normal growth and better long term development. It contains nutrients, growth factors, hormones, protective antibodies and enzymes to help with digestion.
Breast milk can be life-saving for premature and sick babies as their immature digestive system is prone to feeding intolerance. They are also at risk of developing a life-threatening condition known as “necrotizing enterocolitis”, a serious intestinal disease among premature babies. Mothers of preterm babies can experience difficulty in providing breast milk, especially in the initial days, due to a variety of reasons.
In full term infants with medical conditions such as heart disease and gastro-intestinal malformations, the use of breast milk offers protection from infections and reduces feeding intolerance.
Temasek Foundation Community Milk Bank programme, run by KK Human Milk Bank is a non-profit initiative to provide pasteurised donor human milk to both hospitalised premature and sick infants and also non-hospitalised infants who meet the eligibility criteria.
Under the programme, human milk donated by nursing mothers who are not biologically related to the recipient baby, is screened, processed and dispensed by prescription in accordance to the international guidelines and protocols from the UK National Institute of Health Care (NICE) and the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA).
You can be a donor if your baby is less than one year old and you:
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please click
Information for recipients of Pasteurised Donor Human Milk
If you are interested to be a donor and would like to find out more about the Temasek Foundation Community Milk Bank Programme, contact us at:
Tel: 6394 1986 Email:
KK Human Milk Bank
Level 2, Women’s Tower KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital 100 Bukit Timah Road Singapore 229899
Operating hours:8.30am to 5.00pm
(Closed for lunch from 1.00pm to 2.00pm)Monday to Friday (Closed on Public Holidays)
The Temasek Foundation Community Milk Bank Programme is an initiative by Temasek Foundation and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital following the success of the Temasek Foundation - Donor Human Milk Bank Programme from 2017 to 2019.
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