We’re proud to support the Human Milk Foundation.
You’ve probably landed at this page after buying a bottle of Milk Stout. Good choice! Beyond being a multi-award winning member of the Black Sheep range, did you know that Milk Stout is a proud partner of the amazing Human Milk Foundation?
It takes just £100 to onboard an amazing milk donor, whose milk will feed babies across the country who would otherwise not have this chance.
Every pound really does make a difference:
– £10 pays for one milk donor on boarding pack
– £20 feeds a premature baby with donor milk for a day
– £50 helps our volunteers deliver donor milk for 1 week
– £100 recruits one new milk donor, whose milk would feed on average 20 babies
You can get involved and contribute to the work that the Human Milk Foundation do in the following ways.
WHAT THEY DO
Much like donated blood, donor human milk can be life-saving.
A condition called necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) kills more babies each year than childhood leukaemia. Human milk prevents babies from developing NEC as well as infections and other conditions, so when mum is unable to produce enough of her own milk, donor milk acts like a medicine to protect the baby.
Donor milk is currently a scarce and precious resource – generally only the tiniest, sickest babies are eligible to receive it meaning many babies sadly die. It doesn’t need to be this way.
Partnering with Black Sheep
In October 2021, we teamed up with the Human Milk Foundation to raise awareness of families going through these very difficult situations. Fathers and other family members are often left desperate to help in any way, so we want to support this amazing service that helps families navigate these struggles.
Not only that, but Black Sheep make a contribution to HMF’s life-saving work. You can also help to give a lifeline to a newly born baby by becoming a friend of HMF or donating.
In August 2021, the Human Milk Foundation celebrated their third year as a charity. In that time they’ve supported scores of NHS hospitals, hundreds of families and changed lives forever. Every donation made helps the team at the Hearts Milk Bank to support even more babies.
Watch this beautiful short film to find out more about what they do, and meet some of the families they have helped. The babies are starting to grow up and thank you themselves!
Join the cause and help more families get access to human milk.