Donating MilkStories

These tiny tummies helped by donor milk. Hear their stories!


For fragile babies, human milk is a lifesaving medical intervention. When a parent’s milk isn’t available, hospitals rely on milk banks like The Milk Bank, to provide safe donor milk. The Milk Bank accepts donations of extra milk from screened and approved donors. In our lab, we take that lovingly donated milk and with layers of safety protocols, transform it into a safe, medical intervention for preemies and fragile babies.

Provide up to three feedings of lifesaving donor milk with a gift of $4.50 to The Milk Bank during our Give an Ounce campaign in May.

Our Give An Ounce campaign highlights donor milk recipient families and the tiny tummies who receive these lifesaving gifts of liquid gold.

We’re grateful to the families of donor milk recipients, who graciously share their journey. Now we want to share their stories with you.

How donor milk saved the day for Sonya’s NICU baby

Sonya shares her birth story and NICU experience. While she was in the ICU, donor milk made the difference for her son, Lyndon.

How donor milk gave peace of mind to mom Nichole during NICU stay

Second time NICU mom Nichole shares her donor milk experience. During a short NICU stay that overlapped with establishing her own breastmilk supply, donor milk made the difference for her son, Sid.

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