Lactating moms have choices about what to do with their expressed breast milk when it exceeds what’s needed for their own child.
Women have shared their milk with other women’s babies for thousands of years – sometimes willingly, sometimes by force, and sometimes for monetary reward. At the Mothers’ Milk Bank, we honor your choice, but we inform about the milk needs of the 60,000 very low birth weight infants born each year in hopes that you consider giving some or all of your surplus milk to the tiniest babies whose lives depend on it. We don’t pay moms for their milk, but we give the milk to those babies who need it the most. Human milk is best for human babies, but lifesaving to babies small enough to fit in your hand. We hope that you will consider making a milk donation in order to save a fragile baby’s life – please, give the gift of life today so that another family can celebrate their infant’s survival – all because of you. Here at the milk bank, any baby with a medical need for milk receives it, regardless of insurance coverage or other financial resource. Please join us in supporting their precious tiny lives.
It’s simple. Call 877-813-6455 or complete the form on this page to initiate a simple screening process to determine your eligibility to donate precious milk. It costs you nothing, and gives you the satisfaction of helping to ensure that the next generation survives, and is as healthy as it can be. In just four days, you could be on your way to saving the lives of preterm infants, all at the expense of the Mothers' Milk Bank.
Donate your extra breast milk to the Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin and help save a fragile baby.
The Woman’s Hospital of Texas
Houston, TX 77054
Donors may drop off milk at any time. Go directly to the East Tower/Emergency Entrance which is immediately on the left after entering the Woman’s Hospital campus from Fannin--use the circle drive to pull up to the entrance and park while they drop off milk.
As of May 2016: Due to construction, the depot freezer has been temporarily moved to another part of the hospital. When you donate, a security guard will escort you to the new location. This will be the case for the next few months as construction continues.
Southwest WIC Center
6400 High Star
Houston, TX 77074
Hours: Monday, 9:00am-6:00pm, Tuesday 8:00am-8:00pm, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm,
Friday and Saturday, 8:00am-12:00pm
The Woman's Place of Sugar Land
16552 A Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm, call ahead during the lunch hour, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Enter through the Pediatrics Entrance and stop at the desk
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center
Labor and Delivery Desk, Second Floor
10655 Steepletop Drive
Houston, TX 77065
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
Lactation Center and Retail Shop
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:00am -5:00pm
Memorial Hermann Katy
23900 Katy Freeway
Katy, TX 77493
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am -3:00pm
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
500 Medical Center Blvd
Prenatal Care Unit, 3W.
Webster, TX 77598
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm
*Please call ahead and will meet you in the circular drive with a cart. They can bring you additional donation collection bottles at that time.
Kingwood Medical Center
Women and Children’s Center- 1st Floor (South Tower entrance)
22999 US Hwy 59N
Kingwood, Texas 77339
Hours: First Saturday of every month, 10:00am-1:00pm, every Monday (including holidays), 9:30am-1:00pm
Texas Lactation Consultants, Inc.
1533 1/2 Heights Blvd (located in back office)
Houston, TX 77008
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00am-11:00am
*If you would like someone to help carry your donation, please call upon arrival
*Please call ahead to schedule another donation time if drop off window is inconvenient
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
Honeysuckle Boutique-2nd Floor Memorial Hermann Tower
929 Gessner Rd.
Houston, Texas 77024
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:30am-11:00am, first Saturday of every month,11:00am-1:00pm
*Donors can park in Garage 5 (free parking) at the corner of Frostwood and I-10. Go to level B. Take skywalk, then escalator or elevator to main floor. Take 1st set of elevators to 2nd floor, ring bell and the receptionist will let you in. The Store is located in front of the main nurses’ station.
Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital
Maternal Child Unit-3rd Floor East
4401 Garth Rd.
Baytown, TX 77521
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-8:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am-9:00pm
*Call prior to pulling up to the front circle drive of the hospital and someone will meet you there to help you with your donation.