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
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 a 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.
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.