Nottinghamshire triplets given donated breast milk
22 January 2014 Last updated at 00:24 GMT
Ellen Lingard from Hucknall, Nottinghamshire struggled to produce enough breast milk for her triplets after they were born seven weeks premature.
She turned to a new trial at King's Mill Hospital's neonatal unit which uses milk donations from other mothers to help feed premature babies.
"It is very much like having a blood transfusion," said Jo Lincoln from King's Mill Hospital. "It takes the pressure off mums who are under a lot of pressure to make breast milk."