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KK Human Milk Bank


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 is life -saving for premature and sick babies who have an immature digestive system. It also offers protection from infections and reduces feeding intolerance for infants with medical conditions.

The KK Human Milk Bank is Singapore’s first and only human milk bank. Its aim is to provide safe, pasteurised donated human milk to premature, sick, and vulnerable infants with insufficient mother’s own milk.

Human milk donated by nursing mothers, who are not biologically related to the recipient baby, is screened, processed and dispensed by prescription in accordance with the international guidelines and protocols adapted from the UK National Institute of Health Care (NICE) and the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA).

  • Similar to blood donors, the human milk donors will be tested for infectious diseases.
  • Milk donation is voluntary and donors are not paid.
  • All donors are kept anonymous.
  • The donated milk is screened for bacteria contamination after the process of pasteurisation.
  • The Milk Bank handles and stores the donated milk in a way that protects its nutritional value.

You can be a donor if your baby is less than one-year-old and you:

  • Do not smoke.
  • Do not consume alcohol.
  • Do not use illegal drugs or other prohibited substances.
  • Do not routinely consume three or more cups of coffee, tea, or other caffeine stimulant drinks per day including cola and stimulant drinks.
  • Have not lived in or travelled to the UK between 1980 and 1996 for a total or cumulative period of six months.
  • Have not been tested positive for HIV, Hepatitis B and C or Syphilis.
  • Have not had any body piercing or tattooing done in the last 12 months, inclusive of acupuncture or eyebrow embroidery etc.
  • Have sufficient vitamin B12 supplementation if you are a vegetarian/vegan.
  • Are taking medications and herbal remedies which are known to be safe during lactation.For a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please click here.

Information for recipients of Pasteurised Donor Human Milk

The KK Human Milk Bank has established the world’s first donor human milk freezer locker to facilitate a 24/7 drop-off and pick-up for registered donors and recipients.

The system is located at the basemet lobby of KKH's Women's Tower, and is:

  • Contactless
  • Convenient
  • Efficient
  • Safe & Secure

It is also has 12-compartments and each stores up to 20 litres of donor human milk, and has a continuous temperature monitoring feature to ensure quality.

If you are interested to be a donor, contact us at:

Tel: 6394 1986

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)