Wisconsin Mom’s Guide to Donating Milk
Until the Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes is ready to process and distribute donor milk, please follow these steps.
Milk Donor Screening Process
1. Go to the “How to Donate” page on the website of the Indiana Mothers’ Milk Bank (IMMB) by clicking here or call the IMMB at 877-829-7470 or 317-536-1670.
2. The IMMB will explain its qualifications for milk donation. After you complete its screening process, they will instruct you to contact us by phone at 224-286-4551 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. The IMMB will arrange for your blood testing and pay for it.
The entire screening process usually takes 2-3 weeks to complete. When you are approved as a donor by the Indiana bank, please make arrangements to drop off your milk at our WI milk depot in Mt. Horeb. Milk donations are accepted by appointment only. Please contact our volunteer staff by phone at 224-286-4551 or e-mail email@example.com.
It is important to follow the milk collection and storage procedures described by the IMMB. We prefer that you plan to donate a minimum of 100 ounces over the course of your time as a milk donor. Exceptions to this minimum are made for bereaved mothers. We can accept milk you stored before contacting us as long as:
1. You were not ill and/or taking any non-approved medications.
2. Your frozen milk has been in a refrigerator-freezer for less than 3 months or in a stand-alone deep freeze for less than 4 months.
3. Your milk is stored in clean, food-grade containers.
After your first donation, you may donate your milk in any amount until your baby reaches 1 year of age, with blood tests repeated every 6 months. Milk storage containers are available at our milk depots when you drop off milk.