We believe that every bereaved family should be given the choice to donate milk in memory of their baby. If you are interested please start by contacting our team by email, and fill our this quick survey.
Will walk you through everything you need to know and help you make this gift a reality. The team will help organize screening, access a pump, support you to bring up your supply and support you to downregulate your supply when you are ready to stop lactating. Your team can also act as a liaison with your pregnancy care providers.
Before you deliver your baby we will meet with you to discuss your memory/legacy donation and work together to make this a meaningful experience for you and your family.
Pumping early and often will bring in your milk. We recommend 6-8 times between 6 am and midnight for 15-20 minutes each time. Many mothers are able to reach the donation minimum in 2-3 weeks.
Below is a video to make sure that every drop of your precious gift can be used by the babies who so desperately need it. Safe storage and handling is very important.
We will help you to achieve your goal of 3-5 L or more to donate; support to register through Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank, part of Sinai Health and coordinate courier details (No cost to you).
The Perinatal And Infant Loss Network has many resources we encourage you to explore. They also have a facebook page.