four Simple Steps to Donating Your Milk
Who can donate milk?
You're a good candidate if you’re a mother who is currently (or just recently) lactating and has surplus milk, and if you are:
- In good general health
- Willing to undergo a free blood test
- Not regularly taking pills besides Ibuprofen, Tylenol, the mini pill, Zyrtec, Claritin, and prenatal vitamins
- Willing to donate at least 100 ounces of milk, or 200 ounces if you're a shipping donor
- Pumping for a baby under the age of 1 (bereaved or surrogate mothers are also eligible to donate)
- Able to drop off your milk at one of our local collection sites, or in some cases ship your milk to the Milk Bank
- Looking to donate milk that's been frozen for 8 months or less
You are not eligible to donate milk if:
- You have a positive blood test result for HIV, HTLV, Hepatitis B or C, or Syphilis
- You use illegal drugs, tobacco products, or any form of marijuana
- You drink alcohol on a daily basis
- You use daily medication or herbal supplements on our prohibited list (call to clarify)
- Between 1980-1996, you were in the United Kingdom for more than three months or in Europe for more than five years
Start the Donor Screening Process
Ready to provide some basic information so we can call you for a phone screening?
Fill out the form on this page to get started or call our Donor Mom Team at 512-494-0800 or toll-free 1-877-813.MILK (6455). We can't wait to hear from you!
Be approved as a milk donor
The approval process can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks, depending on how quickly you return your paperwork and get your blood work done--and how soon we receive completed health forms from your healthcare providers.
Once approved as a milk donor, you cano begin dropping off your milk at our Austin office or one of our collection sites, or ship your milk to us in a dry ice cooler we'll provide.
More questions? See Milk Donor FAQs.