Donate Your Breast Milk

The Breast Milk Donation Process

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'll be shipping your milk to us
  • Pumping for a baby under the age of 1 (bereaved and 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 or CBD
  • 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 donate milk?

The fastest way to get started is by calling our Milk Donor Team at 512-494-0800 or toll-free 1-877-813.MILK (6455) to complete your 15 minute phone interview (Step 1). We answer the phones between 9am-5pm Central on Monday-Friday. If you're reading this outside of our business hours, fill out the form on this page and let us know when we can call you.

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 written interview 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 can begin dropping off milk at our Austin location 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.