Second only to mother’s own breast milk, donated milk is a wonderful way for babies to receive the very best nutrition. Donor milk is often used as a bridge to help nourish premature babies until a birth mother’s milk comes in.
Locally-donated milk is safely screened and pasteurized by the Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies and returned to babies of need in the surrounding communities. Donating moms are also put through a screening process and blood test before their milk is accepted into the program.
- For information about how to become a milk donor, contact the Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies (MnMBB) at 763-546-8051.
- To purchase donor breast milk contact the Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies during business hours.
- Donor milk can be purchased, evenings, nights and weekends at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale. Contact us at 763-581-8340.
How to Donate:
1. Contact the Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies at 763-546-8051.
2. Complete a verbal screening with them.
3. Complete the Written Screening forms.
4. MnMBB will send you a kit, including information about getting blood testing done as required prior to donations – all paid for by the milk bank.
5. Your stored milk can be donated if approved by the screening process.
6. Call North Memorial’s Lactation Office (763-581-8340) for an appointment to drop off your frozen milk.