Milk Depots

A milk depot is a convenient collection site for our approved donors to drop off their milk by appointment only. A milk depot is responsible for storing and shipping a donor's milk to us. NYMB pays all shipping fees.

  • NYMB milk depots are located in healthcare provider offices, hospitals, retail shops, and private homes. 
  • NYMB completes all your paperwork and will provide an in-service virtually or in person, depending on where you are located.
  • 5 cu. ft. chest freezer
  • NIST* certified thermometer
  • A desire to help premature babies!

*National Institute of Standards and Technology-NYMB will assist with this.

  • Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
  • Cayuga, Chautauqua, Onondaga, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster, and Yates 

Milk Depots 

Please email NYMB first before dropping off your milk. Milk depots are by appointment for approved donors only. Please send an email to [email protected].

New York 


NYMB at Gotham Morrisania WIC

1225 Gerard Avenue

Bronx, NY 10452


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Allied Pediatrics of Cobble Hill 

300 Court St

Brooklyn, NY 11231


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Brownsville Breast Milk Depot 

1420 Bushwick Avenue Suite 348

Brooklyn, NY 11207


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Jamaica Hospital WIC Office

134-20 Jamaica Hospital

Richmond Hill, NY 11418


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Supporting Our Mothers Initiative (SOMI)

177-19 120th Avenue

Jamaica, NY 11434


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Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

169 Riverside Drive

Binghamton, NY 13905


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Baby's Sweet Beginnings

231 Aurora Street

Lancaster, NY 14086


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Mercy Hospital at Buffalo

565 Abbott Road

Buffalo, NY 14220


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Sister's Hospital

2157 Main Street

Buffalo, NY 14214


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ArnotHealth Breastmilk Depot

600 Rose Avenue

Elmira, NY 14905


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Neugarten Birth Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital

6511 Springbrook Avenue

Rhinebeck, NY 12572


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The Birth Center at Nathan Littauer Hospital

99 East State Street-3rd Fl

Gloversville, NY 12078


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Macaluso Medical

1575 Hillside Avenue

New Hyde Park, NY 11040


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Mother Earth Baby

145 West Bridge Street

Oswego, NY 13126


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Beautiful Birth Choices

681 Winton Road North

Rochester, NY 14609


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UR Medicine Breastfeeding

125 Lattimore Road (East Entrance), Ste. 280

Rochester, NY 14620


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Kenneth Zatz Pediatrics

18 Washington Avenue

South Nyack, NY 10960


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Allo Saratoga 

25 Lawrence Street, Ste. 1A
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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Mother's Milk Depot of Schoharie County

795 East Main Street, Ste. 5

Cobleskill, NY 12043


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Lakeshore Lactation

903 Montauk Highway

Copiague, NY 11726


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Peconic Pediatrics

34 Commerce Drive, Ste. 2

Riverhead, NY 11901


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Rise To Wellness Chiropractic

755 Pulaski Road

Greenlawn, NY 11740


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Cocoon Wellness
31 Ithaca Street
Waverly, NY 14892

Jillian's Drawers

(Closed Thursday's)

609 Clinton Street

Ithaca, NY 14850


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Prana Prenatal Yoga

168 B Irving Ave, Ste 302

Portchester, NY 10575


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The New York Milk Bank

401 Columbus Ave

Valhalla, NY 10595


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New Jersey 

HMH Raritan Bay MC

530 New Brunswick Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ 08861


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NYMB Kosher Depot of Lakewood*

671 North Lake Drive

Lakewood, NJ 08701


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*Kosher Depot

Milk donors are screened for health concerns and communicable disease.

Our donors meet the following basic requirements:

  • In good health and able to breastfeed, with a surplus of milk.

  • No use of nicotine products or regular use of milk enhancing herbs, including fenugreek or blessed thistle.

  • Minimal use of medications. Call and we’ll help determine whether a medication is safe for milk donation.

  • Willing to undergo a thorough health history screening and get a free blood test for communicable diseases.

  • Able to donate at least 100 oz. to 150 oz. of milk, unless you are a bereaved mother, in which case we will gladly accept any size donation.

We are able to accept previously frozen milk stored for 3 or 6 months prior to your approval date depending on the type of freezer you are using. Call us and we will discuss this with you.

  • Testing positive for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), HTLV (Human T-lymphocytic Virus), Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or Syphilis.

  • Personal history of Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease, and Kaposi Sarcoma
  • You or your sexual partner is at risk for HIV.

  • Use of recreational and illegal drugs.

  • Use of any tobacco products.

  • Received a blood transfusion or an organ or tissue transplant in the last 6 months.

  • Consumes more than 2 ounces of alcohol per day.

  • Lived in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Gibraltar, or the Falkland Islands for more than 3 months from 1980 to 1996 or lived in France or Ireland for more than 5 years from 1980 to the present day.

The New York Milk Bank is a non-profit milk bank that adheres to the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) guidelines to provide safe pasteurized milk from carefully screened donors to New York’s fragile and sick infants, thus improving their potential to survive and thrive. Non-profit milk banks such as ours try to keep costs down and any operating surplus is placed in a Charitable Fund to help families who need donor milk. 


4 Easy Steps to Becoming a Donor


    A telephone screening to establish that you meet the basic criteria to become a milk donor. This takes about 15 minutes or so to complete. Call us at  212.956.MILK (6455).


    Complete a written health and lifestyle application, consent forms, and medical releases we can email you or send you via the USPS


    Have your provider complete a medical release. We can fax the release for you or you can contact your provider yourself.


    Once we have your completed forms and blood test results, we will contact you to arrange how you can get your milk to us.