You can make a difference. Become a milk donor.
Sharing milk through a non-profit milk bank saves lives!
Why donate to a non-profit milk bank?
Non-profit milk banks that adhere to the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) guidelines provide pasteurized milk from carefully screened donors to fragile and sick infants, improving their potential to survive and thrive. Accessibility of human milk is limited so non-profit milk banks make sure that it is dispensed to those who need it the most.
ALABAMA BABIES NEED ALABAMA MILK! (OR AUBURN... IT'S ALL GOOD!)
Three Milk Depot drop off sites
Connections Breastfeeding now has three drop off freezers in N. AL where we collect milk and take it to the Milk Bank in Birmingham for processing and distribution. It's easy to become a donor!
All donors undergo a screening process that begins with a short telephone interview. Donor mothers must be:
- in good health
- not regularly on most medications or herbal supplements (with the exception of prenatal vitamins, human insulin, thyroid replacement hormones, nasal sprays, asthma inhalers, topical treatments, eye drops, progestin-only or low dose estrogen birth control products; for other exceptions, please contact a milk bank for more information).
- willing to undergo blood testing (at the milk bank’s expense)
- willing to donate at least 100 ounces of milk
Once you are a screened donor you can drop off anytime during store hours at:
The Baby's Room in Florence, AL
A Nurturing Moment in Huntsville, AL
Want to open a Milk Depot? Connections wants to help! We have grants available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org