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.

Milkbanking.net 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 milkbanking.net 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 Milkbanking.net system abide by HIPAA regulations and makes certain that all private information is kept secure.

1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/Features/PrematureBirth/

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Milk Donation Services at CHOC

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There's no place like CHOC Children's (CHOC) for newborn babies who need intensive medical attention. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) combines the latest in life-saving technology and trained neonatal specialists to provide care for the tiniest patients. Our NICU is one of the finest in the nation. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranks our NICU within the top 25 neonatal intensive care units in the country.

With the support of the community through breastmilk donations, CHOC aims to provide breastmilk to all of the critically ill, premature babies who may not be able to receive milk from their mother. Working with Prolacta Bioscience, donating milk is an easy process and can be done from your own home. Prolacta provides everything from in home testing to free shipping and storage bags. And in turn, the babies at CHOC will have access to safe and nutritionally appropriate human milk-based nutrition.