The Human Milk Bank service are appealing for more donor mums to provide essential breast milk for premature and vulnerable babies in neonatal units in hospitals throughout Ireland.

Liz Bailie, Human Milk Bank Coordinator expressed her thanks to all the milk bank donors for their continued support during the Covid-19 pandemic. She noted that from March to the end of August 2020 mums had donated almost 750 litres of milk which helped 247 premature and ill babies during this period.

In an appeal for more donors, Liz said: "The Human Milk Bank staff are working very hard to ensure this vital service remains available to all our vulnerable babies, through these uncertain times. It is essential that we continue to recruit donors at this very challenging time and I would appeal to expectant mums to consider becoming a donor. We need mums to register with us before their baby is 12 weeks old."

If you would like find out more about the Milk Bank and becoming a donor please contact the Milk Bank on (028) 6862 8333 or email