EMBA European Milk Bank Association
282 Active milk banks
18 Planned milk banks
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1 Active milk banks
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National Association: No

National Guidelines: In development


The Human Milk Bank in Bulgaria was established in 1989. It is located in Sofia and is financed by Sofia Municipality. The Bank consists of: Department for collection, storage and distribution of donated breast milk; Department of pasteurisation; Laboratory of Microbiology; Laboratory of Biochemistry. Donor breastmilk is provided for:

  • health establishments – free of charge;
  • infants with diseases, premature infants, babies with cow’s milk allergy, and those whose mothers have diseases and contraindications to breastfeed – free of charge.
  • healthy infants raised at home – for a fee.


ul. "Sava Mihaylov" 57, 1309 Sofia, Bulgaria
Contact: Dr Maria Rusinova
  • bankazamaichinakarma@abv.bg