Public Mothers' Milk Bank

Suspension of Public Mothers' Milk Bank registrations for an indefinite period

Due to the COVID-19 situation, breast milk bank registrations and all qualifying steps, including the medical questionnaire and home blood sample collection, are suspended for an indefinite period.

However, this suspension does not apply to mothers who are already in the program and who have begun to send their donations.

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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