A milk depot is a convenient collection site for our approved donors to drop off their milk. 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
NYMB at Gotham Morrisania WIC
1225 Gerard Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
Allied Pediatrics of Cobble Hill
300 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Brownsville Breast Milk Depot
444 Thomas S. Boyland Street, Ste. 303
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Jamaica Hospital WIC Office
134-20 Jamaica Hospital
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
Baby's Sweet Beginnings
231 Aurora Street
Lancaster, NY 14086
Mercy Hospital at Buffalo
565 Abbott Road
Buffalo, NY 14220
Mount St. Mary's Hospital
5300 Military Road
Lewiston, NY 144092
2157 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
ArnotHealth Breastmilk Depot
600 Rose Avenue
Elmira, NY 14905
Neugarten Birth Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital
6511 Springbrook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
The Birth Center at Nathan Littauer Hospital
99 East State Street-3rd Fl
Gloversville, NY 12078
Mother Earth Baby
70 West Bridge Street
Oswego, NY 13126
Kenneth Zatz Pediatrics
18 Washington Avenue
South Nyack, NY 10960
Mother's Milk Depot of Schoharie County
795 East Main Street, Ste. 5
Cobleskill, NY 12043
609 Clinton Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
The New York Milk Bank
401 Columbus Ave
Valhalla, NY 10595
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.
HOW IT WORKS
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).
LIFESTYLE AND HISTORY REVIEW
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.
FREE BLOOD TEST
Once we have your completed forms and blood test results, we will contact you to arrange how you can get your milk to us.