Public Mothers' Milk Bank

Public Mothers' Milk Bank registrations resumed

Registrations for the Public Mothers' Milk Bank are possible again. An agent will contact you if you meet the following criterias, amongst others:

  • Your child is less than 10 months old at the time of your registration.
  • You would like to donate frozen milk, collected within the last 4 months.

Please note that delays may be longer than usual.

Give milk. Give life.

Héma-Québec operates Québec’s only Public Mothers’ Milk Bank. This bank provides pasteurized human milk to infants who require medical care because they were born preterm at 32 weeks’ gestation or earlier and whose mother cannot breastfeed.

About one-third of mothers who deliver prematurely have difficulty producing enough milk to feed their infant. In some cases, the mother’s ability to breastfeed is compromised by illness or medication.

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