Help Save Lives by Becoming a Breast Milk Donor
You can help save lives by donating your extra breast milk to a local Milk Drop near you.
Metropolitan Pediatrics has partnered with Northwest Mothers Milk Bank by opening a Milk Drop for breastfeeding mothers who wish to donate their extra breast milk. The milk you donate will not only have a big impact on the lives of babies born prematurely or with illnesses, but also for those whose mothers are unable to provide milk to meet their nutritional needs.
“Each drop of donated milk is a miracle. When the most fragile infants receive breast milk, they have lower risk of infections and life threatening intestinal complications,” says Dr. Stefanie Rogers, Neonatologist and NWMMB Medical Co-Director. “They leave the intensive care unit earlier, and later in life they have higher IQ’s and fewer developmental problems.”
How to become a donor
- You must be approved as a milk donor with Northwest Mothers Milk Bank before you drop off milk.
- Collect at least 100-150 ounces of frozen milk for your initial milk donation.
- Place your containers of frozen milk in a paper or plastic bag (e.g. a clean grocery store bag).
- Enclose a piece of paper with your last name and your donor ID# or write your name and donor ID on the bag.
- Complete an Illness and Medication Report to accompany your milk donation.
- Place your milk in an ice chest or cooler (ice not necessary) and drop it off at our Happy Valley Johnson Creek clinic.
Call our Happy Valley – Johnson Creek clinic to schedule a drop-off:
Happy Valley – Johnson Creek
9300 SE 91st Avenue, Suite 200
Happy Valley, OR 97086
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F
Phone (503) 261-1171