Maybe you're pumping more milk thank your own baby needs. Maybe your freezer is full of extra breastmilk and you don't want to throw it away. Maybe your baby received donor milk and has inspired you to give back. Whatever brought you here, thank you for considering milk donation. It truly saves lives.
Donating your extra breastmilk to a nonprofit milk bank ensures that the most fragile babies in our communities receive optimal nutrition and immunological protection. These babies are behind in their growth and development, putting them at risk for significant complications. For these infants, breastmilk can make a world of difference. Its components can protect against conditions such as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a severe intestinal infection with a high mortality rate.
Mothers of premature infants often struggle to produce adequate breastmilk due to stress, their own medical conditions or a number of other factors. For these mothers, donor human milk is a welcome gift during this stressful time in their families' lives.
Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas and other HMBANA-affiliated nonprofit milk banks across the US and Canada rely on generous milk donors to provide this liquid gold for thousands of babies each year. When you become a milk donor, you join a community of strong, selfless women dedicated to saving tiny, precious lives.