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Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies, a 501c3 nonprofit, is a Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) affiliated milk bank.

Our mission is to improve infant health outcomes by ensuring that medically vulnerable babies —in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest—have access to safely pasteurized life-giving human donor milk when mother’s milk is unavailable or in low supply.

Our Milk Bank Location:
Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies
2525 Nevada Ave N, Suite 304
Golden Valley, MN 55427

What is a donor human milk bank?
Mothers who are breastfeeding often have extra breast milk. A milk bank is a facility which processes human donor milk for distribution to infants who need breast milk.  The donated milk is pasteurized, tested for bacteria, frozen and then stored until it is shipped to health care facilities.

What is the difference between a human donor milk bank and a milk depot?
A milk depot is a place where mothers can bring their extra milk to donate for other babies. The collected milk is transported to the milk bank for processing and distribution. Each human milk depot is affiliated with an established milk bank.

Is donor milk safe?
Before milk is accepted, every donating mother is carefully screened by a phone interview, written application and blood tests.

Why use donor milk?
Human milk is known to be the superior food for infants.  Use of this milk is crucial in the care of preterm and sick infants.  Research shows that preterm babies fed human donor milk have fewer infections, less severe complications, and shorter hospitalizations thus reuniting families sooner.

Still have questions?
Please contact us at info@mnmilkbank.org. We would be happy to hear from you!

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