Apply on-line to donate your extra breast milk by June 30, 2013 and be eligible to receive a
$300 Reimbursement for your breast pump!!!
Why is donor milk so important? Milkin’ Mamas works in partnership with Prolacta Bioscience. All milk donated through Milkin’ Mamas is sent directly from your home to Prolacta’s lab to make human milk fortifier and standardized human milk, processed from 100% human breast milk. Your donated milk will be purchased by hospitals throughout the United States for use in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Human breast milk is vital to the health and well-being of all babies, but for babies born too early, too small or critically ill, donated human milk has the potential to make the difference between a long hospital stay with many complications, or a quicker recovery and the ability to go home sooner. By donating your extra breast milk, you provide critically ill infants with an improved chance for survival.
When your milk donation arrives at Prolacta Bioscience’s lab, it is made into human milk fortifier. Human milk fortifier is concentrated milk protein that is added to the milk a premature baby’s own mother is providing for her child. Some premature babies can weigh less than 3 pounds at birth. These “ultra-preemies” need to receive extra protein and nutrition, more than their own mother’s breast milk can provide. By adding human milk fortifier, you can up to triple the amount of protein a premature infant can receive. Prolacta Bioscience is the only company that makes human milk fortifier out of human breast milk. All other human milk fortifiers are made out of cow’s milk. The human milk fortifiers made out of cow’s milk can cause problems for premature babies because they are not natural human proteins and the baby’s underdeveloped systems cannot always handle the cow protein. Also, when mother’s own milk is not available in the NICU, standardized human milk is made from your donation and can be used to ensure a 100% human milk diet in the NICU. Standardized human milk is processed to ensure that it always has similar calories and protein that would be found in mother’s milk if milk from the mother of the premature baby were available. Click Here to watch a video showing how your donated milk is screened and processed.
YOU Donate, WE Donate!!!
As a way of honoring all of the wonderful mamas who so graciously share their precious milk, when YOU Donate, WE Donate. For every milk donation received, Milkin’ Mamas donates $5.00 to a different organization or charity working to improve the lives of women, children and families in the United States and abroad. We all SHARE because we CARE!!! Click here to see the recipients of the YOU Donate, WE Donate program.