• We can supply donor milk anywhere in England, Wales and Ireland

    Our aim is to make donor milk available to any baby who needs it regardless of the location of their birth. We can supply donor milk via safe, cost effective, frozen transport anywhere in England, Wales and Ireland.


  • We are an NHS milk bank service supplying milk across England, Wales and Ireland

    During the first six months of this year (April to September 2018) we have issued 1004 litres of pasteurised donor milk to 50 different hospital neonatal units across England, Wales and Ireland and we have provided donor milk to 19 families at home on clinical request with NHS funding, including when mums are undergoing chemotherapy or are in intensive care.

Donate Milk

Breast milk donors help to give premature and sick babies the best possible start in life. Find out more about becoming a donor here.

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Receive Milk

If your baby is premature or sick, your health professional may have talked to you about donor breast milk.

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Health Professionals

Donor human milk is recommended by the World Health Organisation, UNICEF and ESPGHAN for premature or vulnerable babies in circumstances where mother’s own milk is not available.

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Welcome to the Northwest Human Milk Bank

The Northwest Human Milk Bank is the largest milk bank in the UK. We are a joint venture between the Countess of Chester and Arrowe Park hospitals, based at the NoW Food Centre at the University of Chester.  We can supply donor milk across England, Wales and Ireland to any baby that needs it on clinical request.


You can find out more about us by watching this report from BBC North West Tonight from November 2018.