Milk Depot

Breast Milk Depot

For many reasons, a mother may not always be able to make enough breast milk for her baby. With breast milk depots at both North Memorial Health Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital women with an ample supply of breast milk can share that gift with an infant in need.

Mother and newborn

Program Overview

Second only to mother’s own breast milk, donor milk is a wonderful way for babies to receive the very best nutrition. Donor milk is used as a bridge to help nourish babies until a 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 complete a screening process and blood testing 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 Monday through Friday by appointment at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale. Contact us at 763-581-8340. Our voicemail will have the most up-to-date information, as COVID-19 has impacted our process.

 

 

How to Donate:

1. Contact the Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies at 763-546-8051.

2. Complete a verbal screening about basic health and lifestyle questions.

3. Complete the written screening forms.

4. Complete blood testing. 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. Your donor number must be on the outside of each grocery bag of milk donated.

6. Call for an appointment to drop off your frozen milk.

  • North Memorial Health Hospital Lactation Office: 763-581-8340
  • Maple Grove Hospital Lactation Office: 763-581-2021