Human Milk Bank
The Western Trust Milk Bank opened in August 2000. Since then it has helped thousands of neonatal babies all over Ireland.
In 2021 our Human Milk Bank processed a total donation of 2,142 litres of donor expressed milk and have provided approximately 1,427 litres of breast milk to 27 neonatal units in hospitals across Ireland, helping 844 babies, including 100 sets of twins and 11 sets of triplets.
The bank also helps babies with major gut or heart problems by providing milk to their home. Through the generosity of its donors, the milk bank provides very special help for the nation’s most vulnerable babies.