Milk Bank in Austin

Updated on October 23, 2006
W.W. asks from Pflugerville, TX
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I have been thinking about donating my extra breast milk that I am producing and was wondering if anyone out there knew anything about the milk bank here in Austin. I was wondering if they charged the people who were using the donated breast milk. Or if they just gave the milk away. I don't want to donate my milk to someone while they turn and make a profit off of my milk. I just want the milk to be used and not thrown down the drain. But, I don't want it to be for profit. Does that make any sense?

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From what I understand the milk bank does charge but it is only to cover their costs. I don't believe it is a for-profit business. Also I don't think anyone can just come in and buy the milk; you have to have a perscription from the pediatrician or neonatologist. I think it is a fanatastic cause.



answers from Austin on

YOu can contact the neonatal unit at Seton Medical Center as they take donations of breast milk for the sick babies. I'm not sure of the details of how to do it but call ###-###-####. That is the main hospital number.



answers from Austin on

Hi W.,

Many of my clients have donated milk to this wonderful NON-PROFIT organization and some others have had babies who have been recipients of this generous gift of living milk.

Here is the scoop on the milk bank direct from their web page.

The Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin is a non-profit organization whose mission is to accept, pasteurize and dispense donor human milk by physician prescription primarily to premature and ill infants.

The Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin will be a leader in advancing the use of donor human milk to improve the quality of human life.

Guiding Values

* We believe in the importance of breastfeeding for all infants.
* We are dedicated to educating the medical and general community about the importance of donor human milk.
* We believe in research to enhance the knowledge of human donor milk benefits.
* We are dedicated to continuous improvement in the processes that allow us to serve our clients.
* We recognize and appreciate the importance of volunteers and donors to the success of our organization.
* We value independence from commercial influence and are dedicated to operating as a non-profit organization.
* We value coordination and collaboration with other organizations with common interests.
* We recognize the importance of community support.

Here is a link to the how to donate and help page.

Please donate if you can. Your donation can help many babies. Thanks for your question.

Take care,



answers from Austin on

I donated to the milk bank and had a very good experience. Here's a link to their website. The people there are very friendly if you have any questions.

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