Date lodged: 27 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to increase the number of donor milk banks.
Answered by: Mark McDonald 13 March 2017
The Scottish Government currently has no plans to increase the number of donor milk banks in Scotland. However, a Scotland-wide donor milk bank was launched in 2013 to provide equitable access to donated breast milk for the smallest and sickest infants across Scotland. It is currently successfully accepting milk from across Scotland and providing milk to all of Scotland’s Neonatal and Maternity Units for the most vulnerable infants.