Our vision

The Hearts Milk Bank is the UK’s newest milk bank. As part of the Human Milk Foundation, we bring a new approach to the provision of milk bank services, to provide the opportunity of being fed with human milk to every baby who could benefit.

The HMB offers equity of access to safe and assured supplies of donor human milk to hospitals and community-based clinicians for babies across London, East Anglia, the southeast of England and beyond.

As a centre of research, we are creating wide-ranging new programmes of studies into milk banking and human milk.

Our vision is to support families, researchers and breastfeeding through the wider availability of screened donor milk, and work with milk banks across the UK to create the gold standards of safety and efficiency.

How we can help

Support our work!

The Human Milk Foundation, was set up to support the Hearts Milk Bank, broaden access to donor milk and fund ground-breaking research.

Please donate to support the Human Milk Foundation

Could you donate time or skills?

Do you have expertise in infant feeding, spare time to help out in the office, expertise in book-keeping, or would like to fundraise for additional pieces of equipment and new projects?

We’d love to hear from you.

Contact us