More than a half million babies in the United States - that's 1 in every 8 - are born premature each year.1

Making a Difference in the lives of premature infants

These preemies are often at risk for a number of life-threatening complications including Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC). One of the biggest hurdles these babies face is receiving enough calories and protein to develop and survive. By making the decision to donate your excess breast milk, you could have a significant impact on the lives of these infants and their families. has been designed to aid healthy lactating women locate a donor milk bank for the purpose of breast milk donation. Donations of extra breast milk will be used to make nutritional formulations by Prolacta Bioscience®, a for-profit company, and sold to hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs). These products provide enhanced nutritional support required for very low birth weight, critically ill, premature infants.

In conjunction with Prolacta Bioscience®, the goal of is to provide an opportunity for all qualified donors across the contiguous United States to donate their excess milk by making the donation process convenient and confidential.

All milk banks within the system abide by HIPAA regulations and makes certain that all private information is kept secure.

1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

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Milkin' Mamas

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Milkin' Mamas was established in 2007 by twin sisters who had a passion for breastfeeding and breast milk donation. All donated breast milk collected through Milkin' Mamas is sent directly to Prolacta Bioscience where it is then used to make potentially lifesaving human milk-based nutritional products for critically ill, premature babies in the NICU. Milkin' Mamas is a Prolacta-affiliated milk donation program. Milkin' Mamas partners with Prolacta Bioscience by informing and educating lactating mamas about milk donation, identifying potential donors and assisting mamas through the process of becoming a breast milk donor. Prolacta manages donor qualification as well as the collection, testing and processing of donor milk to be made into nutritional formulations.