Our vision

The Hearts Milk Bank is the UK’s newest milk bank. We are bringing a new approach to the provision of milk bank services, supported by the Human Milk Foundation, 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 have created 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 standard of safety and efficiency.

How we can help

Support our work!

The new charity, the Human Milk Foundation, was set up to support the work of the Hearts Milk Bank and fund ground-breaking research in human milk, the support of milk donors, and the use of donor milk.

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