Donated breastmilk can save the lives of premature and sick babies, whose immature digestive and immune systems are at even greater risk if given formula milk, than healthy term babies.
Here’s an article from The Daily Record about twins born at 24 weeks, who relied on donor milk for the first weeks of their lives:
Lynsey said: “I’m just so grateful. I’ll never be able to thank people personally but I’m convinced Emma wouldn’t be here without the donated breast milk from other mums.
Thayer Prime writes about her own experience of donating milk. She’s the only donor to her local milk bank, and will soon have to stop.
Here are the details of the UK Association of Milk Banks, in case you think this is something you could do.