Linda. Age: 32.
Do you have extra breast milk and want to make a difference in the lives of premature babies who have special nutritional needs? Choose a milk bank below and become a breast milk donor. All milk collected through these Prolacta-affiliated or operated milk banks goes through a rigorous screening process and is formulated into human milk-based nutritional products that are prescribed by doctors.
Annie. Age: 20.
Milk Banking FAQs
Thank you! Please contact us and we can walk you through the process. We strongly urge you to speak with your nurse, doula, lactation consultant - and certainly your doctor - to understand the benefits of mothers' milk for your premature baby. We screen donors just like a blood bank does, and make sure the mothers milk we provide you is of the highest grade.
Caylee. Age: 25.
Should Women Be Paid for Donating Their Breast Milk?
Fewer than half of moms who deliver a baby prematurely are able to provide their babies with breast milk. Through donor milk, these preterm babies are still able to receive the benefits of breast milk to help them grow and thrive. When it comes to tiny and fragile infants, neonatologists are most concerned about providing nutrients and immune and growth-promoting components, while preventing necrotizing enterocolitis NECa condition that attacks the intestinal tract, damaging or destroying it. NEC frequently requires emergency surgery to remove part of the intestines; emergency surgery on a preterm infant is difficult and dangerous.
After Nicole Marie Cowles delivered a baby that she was a surrogate for in Octobershe was still lactating. Without a baby to feed, she worried her milk would be wasted. But she decided to pump for a for-profit milk bank that helps premature babies thrive.