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 50+ collection sites in Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, and the DC area. Or, if your state doesn't have a HMBANA milk bank, we can help you ship your milk to us.
  • 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

More questions? See Milk Donor FAQs.