Your donation could help save a tiny baby's life

We rely upon the generosity and goodwill of our supporters to be able to continue providing this life-changing service to families. Every pound donated really does make a difference, please help if you can.


Pays for one milk donor onboarding pack


Feeds a premature baby with donor milk for a day


Helps our volunteers deliver donor milk for a week

A GIFT OF £100

Recruits one new milk donor, whose milk would feed on average 20 babies

Help more babies receive life-saving donor milk

Amelia was born 3 months prematurely and received donor milk in neonatal intensive care. Watch the video to hear her parents Kay and Ross tell her amazing story.


How far have we come on our mission?

Every day our growing team is racing to help more hospitals, more families and more projects that spread knowledge about human milk. Get in touch if you can help!


Hospitals we work with


Babies supported with donor milk


Milk donors recruited


Litres of donor milk provided

Koan's Story

Koan was born with a rare genetic condition and received donor milk from the HMF. Watch Koan’s parents - Shurron and Kel tell their amazing story.


The incredible difference you're making

Recent News

Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire presents Hearts Milk Bank with its first electric donor milk delivery vehicle

The Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire visited us in Harpenden to formally present our very first electric vehicle to the Hearts Milk Bank. The EV will be used to transport much larger quantities of donor milk to and from our hubs, reducing our carbon footprint and building resilience into our service. Thanks to generous contributions from West Herts Charity Trust, Swansea University and John Apthorp Charity, our charity partner Epson who printed the design using sustainable technology & materials, and Max Media Prints with Bicester Graphic Studio, this beautiful beast will shortly be out on the roads delivering urgent donor milk and helping hundreds of babies in hospital and at home.

Buy an HMF gift to support our work

We were so excited to launch our brand new HMF gift store on World Day of Human Milk Donation –

Our online shop includes beautiful mugs, canvas tote bags, eco-phone covers and other practical items featuring designs based on human milk science, supporting parents, and the snowdrop flower – our charity emblem. All of our products are made exclusively in the UK and printed on demand using sustainable Epson dye-sublimation printing technology. Proceeds from products purchased in the store help us to support more babies with donor milk.

Watch this space for more products and designs coming soon!

Research & Science

Unknown facts about human milk

Human milk is a remarkable fluid, changing by the minute, hour, day and season to respond to the needs of the developing baby. Milk adapts to protect babies from infections in their environment, supplies stem cells and immune cells from the mother, and patterns the development of every organ in the body. Yet human milk is full of unknowns.

Our commitment to scientific discovery not only aims to help families understand the magic of milk, but make sure that milk banking processes are continually innovating and improving.