Thank you for visiting us via our health professional portal.

Working to improve breastfeeding rates and supporting mothers with breastfeeding aligns with us with upholding the WHO code and the key legal safeguards against industry practices that undermine breastfeeding.

Are you a midwife? 

We are looking for midwives to create a strong professional network to better support mothers’ breastfeed or provide breast milk to protect the health and lives of their newborn infants.

We would love to discuss how working with us can save and definitely improve the short and long term health of newborn infants.

Do you know another midwife who can help? 

Please share this page with them below:

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If you have any questions, contact our co-founder and CEO Lynne Hall, Endorsed Midwife, IBCLC, RN, MN (Ed):
M: 0419 245 966
E: lhall@abmb.org.au

 

Examples of our most frequent questions include:

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How does your product ‘Bridging Milk®’ help mothers and infants?

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How it will lift breastfeeding rates?

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The 100% pure and nutritionally complete Bridging Milk powder can under medical advice and supervision be reformulated into a fortifier tailored to the needs of an individual infant.

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What are the benefits are of your hurdled non-thermal and freeze drying processes?

Sharing the aims of our team of health professionals.  

Lynne can tell you how our team of midwives, lactation consultants, and some of Australia’s top scientists, are working tirelessly to revolutionise the way breast milk banking is conducted throughout the world.

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Firstly:

to significantly increase the equity of access to safe donor breast milk for any mother, carer or family wanting donor breast milk regardless of the situation for the infant or young child in their care.

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Secondly:

to reverse Australia’s alarmingly low breastfeeding rates by enabling affordable access to our freeze-dried ‘Bridging Milk© ’ powder which provides safe donor breast milk instead of formula for whatever reason, while a mother initiates and establishes her own milk supply.

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Thirdly:

to provide truly affordable alternatives to hospitals to replace all cow milk based formulations with our 100% pure ‘‘Bridging Milk©’ freeze-dried powder.

Why we need helping finding donors 

Simply because the more donor breast milk we process the more families we can help!

Maintaining milk volume means we can guarantee a supply of ‘Bridging Milk© to:

• families needing extra breast milk to supplement breastfeeding or breast milk supplies for whatever reason
• to provide breast milk as the total optimal nutrition for the infant or young child in their care.

The scope of the challenge.  

Only around 5% of babies arrive on their due date. Premature birth can especially impact the initiation and establishing of a mothers’ milk supply. In fact up to 100,000 new Australian mothers and parents a year, need donor human milk to bridge the gap during this time.

Currently, our hospitals in the relevant state health systems restrict access to safe pasteurised donor milk only to around 4,000 of the 100,000 babies who meet the eligibility criteria – born less than 32 weeks gestation.

So, 96,000 miss out, maybe more!

For too long cow milk formulations have been the only alternatives to breast milk. It is time to change this with the known risks they represent to the health and lives of 1 in 12 (8%) of newborns!

With your help, we can change this.

Please share this page, and spread the word about the Australian Breast Milk Bank. 

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Benefits of ABMB’s ‘Bridging Milk©’ powder

ABMB’s ‘Bridging Milk©’ requires no cold chain storage and is easily transportable to emergency and non-emergency situations anywhere across Australia.

‘Bridging Milk© has multiple uses:

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as donor breast milk it is the optimal alternative to breastfeeding or breast milk if it’s unavailable

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it can be used to supplement breastfeeding in the early postnatal period when initiating breastfeeding or if milk supply is of concern

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if determined by a medical team, it can be reconstituted to 80% to increase the levels of protein to boost the weight of a newborn infant.

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if breastfeeding is not an option but breast milk is preferred over artificial formulations.

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in critical emergency situations as evidenced by Australia’s recent bush fires, flood and COVID where breastfeeding would have been challenging and stressful for many, stored breast milk destroyed and powdered infant formulations, the only available alternative.