• 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 a milk bank service supplying milk across England, Wales and Ireland

    Since the Northwest Milk Bank launched in 2014

    –  over 900 donor families have donated over 8000 litres of milk

    – we have issued over 7000 litres of pasteurised donor milk to 67 different hospitals across England, Wales and Ireland

    (Figures updated March 2018)

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 hospital that needs it on clinical request.


How easy is it to donate milk? Take a look at this fantastic video created by one of our amazing donors!

(if you experience problems opening this video please take a look at our News section where you can view the video)