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 development. It contains enzymes to help with digestion, nutrients, growth factors, hormones and protective antibodies.
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.
The Temasek Foundation Cares - Donor Human Milk Bank programme is a non-profit initiative to provide pasteurised human donor milk to premature and sick infants at KK Women's and Children's Hospital, National University Hospital and Singapore General Hospital.
Under the programme, human donor milk 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).
The human milk is donated by nursing mothers who are not biologically related to the recipient baby.
You can be a donor if your baby is less than one year old and you:
If you are taking medications (including herbal remedies), you may still be eligible.
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please click here.
If you are interested to be a donor and would like to find out more about The Temasek Foundation Cares - Donor Human Milk Bank programme, 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
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm (closed for lunch from 1.00pm to 2.00pm)
(Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
The Temasek Foundation Cares – Donor Human Milk Bank Programme is an initiative by Temasek Foundation Cares and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
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