Have extra breast milk? Help us address a statewide milk shortage and feed NICU babies throughout California. Donor breast milk helps sick or preterm infants whose mothers don't have sufficient milk s
Donor breast milk helps sick or preterm infants whose mothers don’t have sufficient milk supply to meet their infants’ nutritional needs. Donor milk is especially crucial for preterm babies who weigh less than three pounds at birth. When these infants are fed only breast milk, they have a reduced rate of infection and intestinal complications, better neurodevelopmental outcomes, and fewer trips back to the hospital after leaving the NICU.
Donated milk is tested for infection, pasteurized and sold to hospitals at cost to feed infants who need mothers’ milk. Donor mothers receive no compensation for their donation, other than the knowledge that they are helping babies thrive.