You can’t mimic the magic- request milk for your baby

Often imitated, never duplicated

Let’s get your family off to a healthy start. Get safe donor milk delivered right to your home.

Step 1

Complete Intake Form

Complete online, fax or email all forms.

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Step 2

Complete Payment

Pay online or make payment arrangements.

Step 3

Pickup Milk

Arrange delivery or pickup.

You Can’t Mimic the Magic of a Mothers’ Milk

The Milk Bank has the unique ability to provide families in our communities with a readily available source of pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM).

Quick access to PDHM allows parents of healthy newborns to supplement with human milk instead of formula, providing babies with a healthy start and parents with peace of mind. The Milk Bank is available to help bridge the gap between leaving the hospital and a successful breastfeeding routine.

Why am I being charged for donated breast milk?

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, The Milk Bank has the unique ability to provide access to safe donor milk for babies in need.

The costs associated with receiving donor milk from our organization covers the costs of the pasteurization process, which is critical to the safety of the most fragile babies. The Milk Bank does not make any profits from the proceeds of our donated milk.

Our mission at The Milk Bank is to ensure that babies have the safest access to human milk, and our pasteurization eliminates the possibility of bacterial and viral contamination that may be present in human breast milk.

All donated milk will go through this pasteurization process once it’s been received at our facility. Keep reading to learn more about our safety standards that we stand by.

Safety Protocols

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The Milk Bank follows strict screening, processing, and dispensing guidelines established by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) to ensure the safety of pasteurized donor human milk.

These guidelines have been established with the advisement of the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, and the blood and tissue industries. Potential donors provide complete medical and lifestyle histories, and undergo blood tests similar to the screening process used at blood banks.

Donated milk is pasteurized to kill any bacteria or viruses. Before the pasteurized milk is dispensed, bacteriological testing is done by an independent lab to ensure its safety.

Milk Donors are rigorously screened, healthy lactating mothers who have delivered a baby within the last 24 months.

LET’S GET BABY OFF TO A HEALTHY START – REQUEST SAFE DONOR MILK

In order to get started, download the packet information
or submit the intake forms online.

Not sure where to begin? That’s okay! Please call one of our specialists toll-free at 877-829-7470.

Milk Recipient FAQ

Why use donor milk?

Healthy babies aren’t the only ones that benefit. Pasteurized Donor Human Milk (PDHM) has been scientifically proven to benefit babies with any of the following issues, among a host of others.

  • Prematurity
  • Infants susceptible to or recovering from necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)
  • Failure to thrive
  • Malabsorption syndromes
  • Short-gut syndrome
  • Trophic feeds/gut-priming
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Pre- and post-operative nutrition
  • Adoption
  • Absent or insufficient lactation
  • Illness requiring temporary interruption of breastfeeding
  • Treatment for infectious diseases
  • Immunodeficiency disorders
  • Non-infectious intestinal disorders
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