Milk Depots

A milk depot is a convenient collection site for our approved donors to drop off their milk. A milk depot is responsible for storing and shipping a donor's milk to us. NYMB pays all shipping fees.

Interested in hosting a New York State licensed NYMB milk depot?

  • NYMB milk depots are located in healthcare provider offices, hospitals, retail shops, and private homes. 
  • NYMB completes all your paperwork and will provide an in-service virtually or in person, depending on where you are located.

What you need to host a milk depot

  • 3'x3' chest freezer
  • NIST* certified thermometer
  • A desire to help premature babies!

*National Institute of Standards and Technology-NYMB will assist with this.

Areas in need of milk depots

Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island

Cayuga, Chautauqua, Onondaga, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster, and Yates counties

For more information contact our Director of Community Relations, Roseanne Motti at [email protected]

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

Please call ahead to make an appointment.

Allied Pediatrics of Cobble Hill

300 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11231-4405

718.623.9464

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ArnotHealth Breastmilk Depot

600 Rose Avenue

Elmira, NY 14905

607.735.5717

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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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Empire Lactation

29 Rousner Lane

New Paltz, NY 12561

845.244.0646

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NYMB at Gotham Morrisania WIC

1225 Gerard Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 10452

718.960.2817

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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 Thursday's)

609 Clinton 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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Lakeshore Lactation

903 Montauk Highway

Copiague, NY 11726

516.799.7911

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Macaluso Medical

1575 Hillside Avenue

New Hyde Park, NY 11040

516.498.2300

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Mercy Hospital at Buffalo

565 Abbott Road

Buffalo, NY 14220

716.828.2820

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Mother Earth Baby

70 West Bridge Street

Oswego, NY 13126

315.216.4622

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Mother's Milk Depot of Schoharie County

795 East Main Street, Ste. 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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Rise To Wellness Chiropractic

755 Pulaski Road

Greenlawn, NY 11740

631.754.4333

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Sister's 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), Ste. 280

Rochester, NY 14620

585.276.6455

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NYMB Kosher Depot of Lakewood*

671 North Lake Drive

Lakewood, NJ 08701

732.364.4750

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*Kosher Depot

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.