Milk Depots

Approved donors can drop off their milk at the following convenient locations.

Please call ahead to make an appointment.

Baby’s Sweet Beginnings
231 Aurora Street
Lancaster, NY 14086
716.681.8100
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Beautiful Birth Choices

(Temporarily Closed)
681 Winton Road North
Rochester, NY 14609
585.484.1972
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Brownsville Breast Milk Depot (Temporarily Closed)
444 Thomas S. Boyland Street, Ste. 303
Brooklyn, NY 11212
347.384.1494
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Champlain Ob-Gyn
55 Main Street, Ste 3
Essex Junction VT 05452
802.879.1802
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HMH Raritan Bay MC
530 New Brunswick Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
732.324.5084
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Hudson Valley Breastfeeding
19 Pine Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
914.231.5065
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Jamaica Hospital WIC Office
134-20 Jamaica Hospital
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
718.206.8607
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Jillian’s Drawers                  (Closed Thursdays)
171 East State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
607.272.1237
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Kenneth Zatz Pediatrics
18 Washington Avenue
South Nyack, NY 10960
845.353.7360
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Kosher Milk Only Depot
Lev Rochel Bikur Cholim of Lakewood
93 Prospect Street
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Macaluso Medical
1575 Hillside Avenue

New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Mercy Hospital at Buffalo
565 Abbott Road
Buffalo, NY 14220
716.828.2820
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Metropolitan Breastfeeding
4927 Auburn Avenue, #100
Bethesda, MD 20814
301.943.9293
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Mother Earth Baby
70 West Bridge Street
Oswego, NY 13126
315.216.4622
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Mothers Milk Depot of Schoharie County
795 East Main Street, Suite 5
Cobleskill, NY 12043
518.234.2568
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Mount St. Mary’s Hospital
5300 Military Road
Lewiston, NY 144092
716.298.2932
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Neugarten Birth Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital
6511 Springbrook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
845.871.3365
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Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
607.798.5423
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Peconic Pediatrics
34 Commerce Drive, Ste. 2
Riverhead, NY 11901
631.722.8880
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Philippa Gordon & Associates
300 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231-4405
718.623.9464
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Rise To Wellness Chiropractic
755 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740
631.754.4333
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Sisters Hospital
2157 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
716.604.2040
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The Birth Center at Nathan Littauer Hospital
99 East State Street- 3rd Fl
Gloversville, NY 12078
518.921.1461
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UR Medicine Breastfeeding
125 Lattimore Road (East Entrance), Suite 280
Rochester, NY 14620

Milk donors are screened for health concerns and communicable disease.

Our donors meet the following basic requirements:

  • In good health and able to breastfeed, with a surplus of milk.

  • No use of nicotine products or regular use of milk enhancing herbs, including fenugreek or blessed thistle.

  • Minimal use of medications. Call and we’ll help determine whether a medication is safe for milk donation.

  • Willing to undergo a thorough health history screening and get a free blood test for communicable diseases.

  • Able to donate at least 150 ounces of milk, unless you are a bereaved mother, in which case we will gladly accept any size donation.

We are able to accept previously frozen milk stored for 3 or 6 months prior to your approval date depending on the type of freezer you are using. Call us and we will discuss this with you.

  • Testing positive for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), HTLV (Human T-lymphocytic Virus), Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or Syphilis.

  • You or your sexual partner is at risk for HIV.

  • Use of illegal drugs.

  • Use of any tobacco products.

  • Use of milk enhancing herbs such as fenugreek and blessed thistle.

  • Received a blood transfusion or an organ or tissue transplant in the last 4 months.

  • Consumes more than 2 ounces of alcohol per day.

  • Lived in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Gibraltar, or the Falkland Islands for more than 3 months from 1980 to 1996 or lived in France or Ireland for more than 5 years from 1980 to the present day.

The New York Milk Bank is a non-profit milk bank that adheres to the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) guidelines to provide safe pasteurized milk from carefully screened donors to New York’s fragile and sick infants, thus improving their potential to survive and thrive. Non-profit milk banks such as ours try to keep costs down and any operating surplus is placed in a Charitable Fund to help families who need donor milk.

HOW IT WORKS

4 Easy Steps to Becoming a Donor

  • SCREENING CALL

    A telephone screening to establish that you meet the basic criteria to become a milk donor. This takes about 15 minutes or so to complete. Call us at  212.956.MILK (6455).

  • LIFESTYLE AND HISTORY REVIEW

    Complete a written health and lifestyle application, consent forms, and medical releases we can email you or send you via the USPS

  • MEDICAL CLEARANCE

    Have your and your baby’s provider complete the medical releases. We can fax these releases for you or you can contact them yourself.

  • FREE BLOOD TEST

    Once we have your completed forms and blood test results, we will contact you to arrange how you can get your milk to us.