Kelowna Milk Depot

Support our province's most vulnerable babies

Help us collect breastmilk for the BC Provincial Milk Bank. Donor milk is especially important for sick, tiny & premature babies. Go to the BC Women's website for more information. Scroll down to learn more about the importance of donor milk. 

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May 13, 2019

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Milk bank for B.C.'s most vulnerable babies needs help

A critical resource that provides some of the most vulnerable babies in the province with donated breast milk is dealing with rising demand and a facility that isn't well-suited to meet those increasing needs. "There are 13 NICUs and we currently regularly supply 11 of those NICUs [edit note: the 2 NICU's not regularly supplied are in Interior Health in  Kamloops and Kelowna) We're hoping by the end of 2019 we will have all 13 sort of online," Jones said. [edit note: OK Breastfeeding also hopes that IH will be announcing soon the establishment of 1-2 Milk Depots in our health authority].

Click here for the CTV News video https://bc.ctvnews.ca/milk-bank-for-b-c-s-most-vulnerable-babies-needs-help-1.4364500?fbclid=IwAR0B5IH7_Vf4hHAqtRK1bpCkvCKDounHaxuSCa4pPH4n8VLJ0cEsfxE1cEs

Milk Donation in the News

Why Donate your Milk?

December 14, 2016

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How to Become a Donor

December 8, 2016

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Breast milk needed to fill shelves at B.C. Women's Provincial Milk Bank

January 15, 2017

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The story of one BC mother and why milk donation is important to her

August 2, 2016

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BC Women's Needs More Milk!

June 9, 2019

A critical resource that provides some of the most vulnerable babies in the province with donated breast milk is dealing with rising demand and a facility that isn't well-suited to meet those increasing needs. "There are 13 NICUs and we currently regularly supply 11 of those NICUs [edit note: the 2 NICU's not regularly supplied are in Interior Health in  Kamloops and Kelowna) We're hoping by the end of 2019 we will have all 13 sort of online," Jones said. [edit note: OK Breastfeeding also hopes that IH will be announcing soon the establishment of 1-2 Milk Depots in our health authority].

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IH identified as only health authority in BC not to have a milk depot.

More than 66 litres of breast milk was collected Wednesday in an Okanagan valley-wide breast milk drive.

The drive is organized by the not-for-profit group OK Breastfeeding.

IHA confirmed it is the only health authority in the province that does not have a permanent milk drop-off depot. 

In an email statement to Global News, the health authority said it is currently reviewing the implementation, sustainability and costs associated with setting up such a depot.