Receiving Donated Breast Milk

We provide safe pasteurized milk from carefully screened donors to New York’s fragile and sick infants, thus improving their potential to survive and thrive. We also provide donor milk to full term heathy infants. Due to the generosity of our milk donors, NYMB has an abundance of donor milk available.

To Receive milk today call 212.956.6455

HOW IT WORKS

Receiving milk as an Individual

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When your baby is at the hospital

Pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM), is prescribed by healthcare providers. The hospital is responsible for ordering milk for its inpatients. Talk with your healthcare provider about getting a donor milk prescription. Hospitals have different policies about who receives milk as standard of care. Please call us at 212.956.MILK (6455) if your hospital does not receive PDHM or if you need help obtaining PDHM for   your baby.

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When your baby is at home

Pasteurized donor human milk for a baby at home requires a healthcare provider's prescription. Talk with your child's provider about using donor milk at home. If you and your provider agree that donor milk is necessary, please call us at 212.956.MILK (6455) and we will set up an account for your family. Donor milk for outpatients is dependent upon availability and hospitalized infants are given first priority. If there is a medical need for donor milk, NYMB will seek prior approval for coverage of donor milk through your insurance.

Individuals please fill out these forms and email them to ordermilk@nymilkbank.org or fax them to 914.202.3358

If you have any questions give us a call at 212.956.6455