Our project is committed to educating our community and supporting and increasing local breastmilk donors currently donating to Rogers Hixon Milk Bank in Toronto, while we work towards the goal of a milk bank for the National Capital Region.
Human Milk for EVERY Human Baby
To provide all infants in the Ottawa region with access to pasteurized human donor milk when medically indicated.
Every Drop Counts. If you are pregnant please consider donating after birth. We can help you get set up to do that and support you to support others in need. If you have experienced a loss please consider a Memory/Legacy donation of breastmilk and follow the DONATING AFTER LOSS link. (Also at the top of the page.)
Every Drop Counts. Right now all pasteurized human donor milk is prioritized for high risk preterm or medically fragile infants in Ontario. Please sign this petition to help us meet our goal of making pasteurized human donor milk available for all infants with a medical indication for supplementation. If you have ever needed breastmilk, know someone who has, or you might one day want the option, sign our petition and help us realize the dream of a milk bank in the Nation's capital.
Every Drop Counts. Delivering this milk bank to our community will be a labour of love and worth every minute. Download posters, information and letters to help spread knowledge. Share this information with your prenatal clients friends and family.
Every Drop Counts. We are not a milk bank yet! A milk bank can't happen without funding, we need your support. Make a financial donation, spread the word by buying a bumper sticker, donate time or resources.
Our goals in 2022 are to:
The Canadian Pediatric society has recognized the importance of developing more milk banks across Canada. As soon as we have met our fundraising goals we will be able to keep locally donated human donor milk here in our region, optimize the heath of the babies in our region and Ottawa will proudly be the home of Canada's 5th Milk Bank
Download posters for your office, a letter to obstetrical care providers, more information and links for your website.Help us increase the breast milk donation from our region through education and support.
Your donation will directly support the creation of this important resource. It will fund our mission to ensure every baby in our region has access to human milk.