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PREM Bank

Sometimes mothers have difficulty producing enough milk while others are producing more milk than their own infant requires.

The Perron Rotary Express Milk Bank (PREM Bank) helps these babies and mothers by collecting breast milk from healthy screened donors, processing it to ensure safety, and making it available to infants in need. This offers a better and safer nutritional alternative for preterm infants and can be used instead of formula.

 

Declan Eldridge, pictured with his mother Jo, was the first prem baby to receive donor milk

The PREM Bank, Australia's first human milk bank, is over a year old. Declan Eldridge, pictured with his mother Jo, was the first prem baby to receive donor milk. Born at just 24 weeks gestation and weighing only 715g, Declan is now a healthy little boy.

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