Most of our recipients are infants in neo-natal intensive care units (NICUs) throughout California and the West. Other infants receiving donor milk include:
- babies who are failing to thrive on formula
- babies and toddlers with life-threatening diseases or conditions
- children with failing immune systems or catastrophic diseases multiple birth babies, often with lactating mothers who can’t keep up with the milk required to nourish two or three infants
- adopted infants, whose moms believe in the value of breast milk but can’t produce their own
- babies of mothers whose breast milk isn’t suitable for consumption, either because of disease or prescription medications that pass through the milk
A member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA), the Mothers’ Milk Bank of California meets strict standards for screening of donors and processing
of milk, all in accordance with HMBANA guidelines, ensuring that our recipients get the highest quality milk available.