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Moms Changing Lives

Breast milk offers the best nutrition for newborns and protection against many illnesses — particularly for the most fragile infants. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for a year or longer for a child’s optimal development and well-being.

When mothers of premature babies are unable to breastfeed, other nursing mothers — like you — may be able to provide the life-sustaining benefits of breast milk. By donating your excess breast milk, you can make a difference in the life of a premature infant and their family.

In a partnership with Prolacta® Bioscience, we follow a protocol of feeding 100% breast milk to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) babies weighing less than 3.3 pounds and rely on donated breast milk from moms to supply critically ill NICU babies with the nutrients they need.

How to Donate Your Breast Milk

Prolacta offers a network of donor milk programs — including direct compensation to you and a choice of charitable donations to support. To become a donor, select a Prolacta-affiliated milk bank of your choice:

  • Helping Hands Milk Bank – When you donate 300 qualified ounces of milk, you’re also eligible for an expense reimbursement check of $300. Prolacta will also donate to Susan G. Komen® $1 for every ounce of qualified milk collected.
  • Tiny Treasures Milk Bank – You’ll be compensated $1 for every qualified ounce of milk you donate.

Read through the milk bank’s eligibility requirements. If you’re eligible, fill out and submit an online application as directed.

From time to time, new applications to Tiny Treasures Milk Bank are put on hold when the generosity of our current donors meets our needs — we accept only enough donations to meet current needs. However, due to our commitment to the charity program supported by milk donations — such as the Helping Hands Milk Bank, which benefits Susan G. Komen — the charity milk bank program doesn’t limit applications.