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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University Health System is a nationally recognized academic medical center and Bexar County's first health system to create a donor breast milk program, in partnership with partner with Prolacta Bioscience, Inc., that helps give premature and sick infants a 100 percent human milk diet - the best and safest diet for a healthier start at life. The Donor Milk Program at University Health System gives healthy, nursing mothers an opportunity to donate their excess breast milk, providing the best nutrition for our tiniest newborns. Milk collected through this program is sent to Prolacta to make human milk-based nutritional products for premature infants hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units. Prolacta assists with donor recruitment and is solely responsible for donor qualification, milk collection, milk testing and processing into nutritional formulations.