Breast milk donation fulfills an important role in providing proper nutrition to babies in need. One of the biggest problems premature infants face is receiving enough calories and protein to develop and survive, a problem that can be greatly addressed through breast milk donation.
Breast milk can be donated by mothers who have excess supply for their own child, those who have completed breastfeeding their baby and have frozen milk left, or from a mother who has experienced the death of an infant.
The Milk Depot at Gundersen can help mothers with the process of donating breast milk. The service is free of charge and easy to get started. Breast milk donations are tested, pasteurized and frozen until the supply is needed. For more info, call Lactation Services at