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. Parents can inquire about receiving donor milk whether the baby is about to be discharged from the hospital, or is already home. MMBNT will assist parents in filing insurance and obtaining coverage based on a sliding scale.
Click here to view the checklist for receiving donor human milk.
Diagnoses that indicate medical necessity include:
- preterm birth- donor milk in hospital, intolerant of weaning to alternative
- preterm birth- complications, feeding difficulties
- short-gut syndrome
- failure to thrive
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-810-0071.
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 email@example.com. Our office hours are 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 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.
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