Milk banks provide human milk for breastfed babies in Neonatal units who are premature or sick. They also provide milk for babies whose mothers are unable to breastfeed due to medical conditions or treatments such as chemotherapy.
If you would like your baby to have breastmilk but feel you may need the support of the milk bank please speak to your midwife who will be able to help.
If you are breastfeeding and producing more breastmilk than your baby can drink, you can donate excess milk to the milk bank. All donations are gratefully received.
If your baby is less than 28 days old you can contact your local midwifery team or you can contact the Healthy Child Programme at any time following your baby's birth by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520 631590.
Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.
Norfolk Healthy Child Programme has a team of infant feeding champions who can contact you by video call/telephone initially to discuss your questions and refer you to further help if required. All of our staff are trained to Unicef standards to provide you with the best possible breastfeeding support and advice.
It may help in the first instance to look again at our page on Positioning and Attachment or read the Essential Guide to Feeding & Caring for your Baby.
Norfolk’s Early Childhood and Family Service (ECFS) offers support for all parents and carers with children aged 0 to 5 years.
To speak to other Norfolk parents and carers, you can join our online community forum below.
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