Receive Human Milk from Texas Milk Bank

Ordering Milk for an Outpatient

Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas (MMBNT) dispenses milk to outpatient infants by prescription only. Milk is prioritized to hospitalized infants first and then to infants at home with a medical need. MMBNT will assist parents in filing insurance and obtaining coverage for processing fees. Infants with a medical need are served regardless of ability to pay processing fees if milk is available. MMBNT has a sliding scale payment.

Examples of diagnoses of infants on donor human milk:

  • preterm birth- donor milk in hospital, intolerant of weaning to alternative
  • preterm birth- complications, feeding difficulties
  • short-gut syndrome
  • inborn errors of metabolism
  • failure to thrive
  • malabsorption
  • renal disease/failure
  • inborn errors of metabolism
  • prenatal exposure to narcotics or illegal drugs
  • severe allergies or intolerance to breastmilk substitutes
  • immunodeficiency disorders (lgA deficiencies, HIV, SCID)
  • pre- or post-surgical and immunity support for fragile infants
  • cardiac defects
  • bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • post-surgical nutrition(gastroschisis, omphalocele, colostomy repair)
  • organ transplantation
  • prenatal exposure to narcotics or illegal drugs

Prescribing Milk for a Medically Needy Baby at Home

It is important for us to speak to the parents when a baby is going home from the hospital on donor human milk. We will work with the parents to make sure that they have a supply of milk before the baby is discharged.

If the baby is already at home, the parents must have a prescription from the infant’s healthcare provider and have a medical need for the milk.

Click here to view the checklist for receiving banked donor human milk


Receiving Milk for a Healthy Baby at Home

From time to time, mothers need a little extra milk to help supplement their supply for their healthy baby. MMBNT’s priority is hospitalized infants and medically needy babies at home, but occasionally our supply of donor human milk allows us to serve healthy infants when a mother is struggling with her supply. For more information about receiving milk for your baby, please email admin@texasmilkbank.org or call 866-810-0071.


Information for Parents

Please call at 817-810-0071, or toll free 1-866-810-0071 if you have any questions or wish to discuss the process of receiving milk further. You may also email admin@texasmilkbank.org. Our office hours are 9:00 AM- 4:30 Monday-Friday. If you are calling outside of these hours, leave a message on our voicemail and we will return your call.

Please carefully read the following instructions for handling donor human milk at home. These instructions are also included in your recipient packet and are critical to ensuring that your baby receives safely handled donor human milk.

Safe Handling of Donor Milk at Home 

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