Donate your breast milk and “Share the Health” with other babies in the northeast.
Currently, there is an infant formula shortage in the US and donating breast milk is a much-needed resource. Central Maine Medical Center is Pleased to be a Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast’s Donor Milk Depot.
A Donor Milk Depot, or milk bank, collects breast milk from mothers who have more than their babies need, then screens, pasteurizes, and tests the milk, after which it is dispensed primarily to premature and sick babies whose mothers do not have enough milk for them.
The team at Central Maine Medical Center makes it convenient and easy for screened moms to donate. Simply schedule a drop-off by calling the Lactation Office at 207-795-2528. A CMMC team member will meet you car side for your drop-off appointment. There is no need to get out of the car to donate and appointments take less than five minutes.
Getting started with donating milk is an easy four-step process. Check out the basic guidelines here: Donate Breast Milk • Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast
The Milk Donation Depot is located in the Special Delivery Family Birthing Center at Central Maine Medical Center, 60 High Street, Lewiston.
Appointments are available on Tuesday and Thursday. Screened donors can schedule a drop-off by calling the Lactation Office at 207-795-2528.