Receive Up To $300
expense reimbursement
  • Free at home testing
  • Free breastmilk storage bags
  • Free shipping from home

  • Do you have extra breastmilk ?
  • Are you and your baby generally healthy ?
  • Do you avoid taking medications & smoking ?

Your breast milk donations benefits the Susan G Komen foundation and to date you've help donate over $1,079,000!

How It Works

One of the unique things about Helping Hands Milk Bank is our ability to accept donor breastmilk from all over the United States.

The breastmilk donation process can be done completely from the comfort of your home. As you begin the qualification process, Helping Hands will supply pre-qualification testing materials for completing a blood test to screen for various viruses, performing a DNA cheek swab to match incoming breastmilk, and testing the freezer(s) in which breastmilk for donation has been stored.

Upon completing the qualification process, Helping Hands will provide breastmilk storage bags and shipping supplies, all at no charge to you. The qualification process generally takes about 3 to 5 weeks and lasts for 180 days before re-qualification testing is required. It is our hope to receive a minimum of 150 ounces once an eligible candidate becomes a qualified breastmilk donor.

It’s easy and convenient:
* Free at-home testing
* Free breastmilk storage bags
* Free shipping from home

Do I qualify?
* Do you have extra breastmilk?
* Are you and your baby generally healthy?
* Do you avoid taking medications & smoking?

What We Do

Your valuable breastmilk donation will be used by Prolacta Bioscience®, a for-profit company, to make a complete line of human milk–based nutritional products available for critically ill infants. While a mother’s breastmilk can provide for a large percentage of her baby’s needs, premature and critically ill infants need more protein, calories, and minerals than are naturally occurring in mother’s own milk.

Great care is taken to ensure the highest levels of safety while retaining significantly high levels of important biological activity of these 100% human milk–based products sold to hospitals for the most vulnerable and fragile infants.

Through consumption of concentrated human milk protein, in the form of 100% human milk–based fortifiers or ready-to-feed nutrition from Prolacta, critically ill infants are able to get the nutrition they need to grow while being exclusively fed human milk. Also, when mother’s own milk is not available in the hospital, pasteurized human milk is made from your donation and can be used to ensure a 100% human milk–based diet during hospitalization. This milk provides standardized nutrition when mother’s own milk is not available and contains a minimum of 20 calories/fluid ounce. Donor breastmilk and mother’s own milk can vary widely, so standardized nutrition makes it easier for the healthcare professional to provide adequate and appropriate nutrition to the baby.

The 2012 policy on breastfeeding and the use of human milk issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics states that they recommend all preterm infants be fed human milk, whether mother’s own milk or pasteurized donor breastmilk, when mother’s own milk is unavailable.1

1. Eidelman AI, Schanler RJ, Johnston M, et al. Breastfeeding and the use of human milk. Pediatrics. 2012;129(3):e827-e841.