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Looking for Pasteurized Donor Human Milk for your baby?

There are many reasons why an infant may need pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM). Certain conditions related to prematurity or other medical issues such as malabsorption or gastrointestinal disorders, feeding intolerance to formulas, or congenital anomalies are some situations when a baby can greatly benefit from the nutritional and immunologic support of donor human milk.

Sometimes a small amount of supplementation may be required for healthy babies as mothers’ milk supply increases or as the mother and baby work to establish feeding.  Using donor milk as a bridge until issues are resolved may be helpful until feeding is on track.

Distribution sites have pasteurized donor human milk available for purchase after discharge from hospitals or maternity centers. See the map for locations and the list below for details about hours of operation and requirements.  Donor milk is available in 4oz./120ml frozen bottles.  Cost and number of bottles dispensed varies somewhat by site. Requests of more than 40oz of milk requires a prescription from the mother’s or baby’s provider. A template for a prescription is available which your provider can use or have as guidance for completing their own script.  Getting a copy of the script for yourself can be very helpful since it allows you to go to any distribution site.  Currently, sites are unable to submit for insurance reimbursement. Please contact your insurance company to see what coverage is offered. Requests that are greater than 40oz. can be referred to the Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies Golden Valley site.

Donor milk for outpatients is dependent upon availability and hospitalized infants are given priority.

For greater than 40 oz./10 bottles or ongoing requests, please click here to complete the Outpatient Pasteurized Donor Human Milk Interest Form.

Our locations

Fairview Specialty Pharmacy

711 Kasota Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm

Prescription required for more than 10 bottles

  • Next-day home delivery for no fee available Tuesday-Friday for orders received Monday-Thursday.
  • Orders received on Friday or Saturday are delivered on Monday.
  • Pick-up at Kasota site available Monday-Friday, 8am – 4pm.
  • Call for information about emergency requests. Call center available M-F, 8a-7pm & Sat, 8a-4pm. 

Methodist Hospital Breastfeeding Center

Health & Care Store
3931 Louisiana South
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
952-993-3121 (answering machine only for messages)
Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm, Saturdays (temporarily closed on Saturdays until further notice)
No appointment necessary, ground floor, walk-in during business hours

Prescription required for all purchases.

  • Printed script needed from non-Methodist patients
  • Limit of up to 10 bottles/day, 20 bottles/week. Larger requests are usually referred to the Milk Bank

Health Foundations Birth Center and Women’s Clinic

968 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm

No prescription required – limit on number of bottles dispensed, appointment only

Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies

2525 Nevada Avenue North, Suite 304
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm

By appointment only. Prescription required for more than 10 bottles. Orders for less than 10 bottles are usually referred to the distribution sites above.

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