Methodist Health System Services
Mother's Milk Bank Milk Depot
A Beautiful Gift…Imagine being a mother unable to provide breast milk to your newborn baby. This can occur for various reasons – maybe your milk has not yet come in, or you are suffering from maternal illness or are taking medications that could harm the health of your child.
Thanks to a partnership between Methodist Health System and Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa, it is now possible for women with an ample supply of breast milk to share that gift with a infant in need.
Second only to mother’s own breast milk, donated milk is a wonderful way for babies to receive the very best nutrition. Donor milk is often used as a bridge to help nourish premature babies until a birth mother’s milk comes in.
Become a DonorPlease consider giving a gift that will make a difference in the health and lives of newborns.
Milk donors must be in good health, currently nursing and able to produce extra milk. Potential donors must be willing to pump and store milk according to the guidelines established by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). Donors must be able to donate a minimum of 200 ounces of milk.
If you are interested in donating your pumped milk, please first contact the Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa. You will be verbally screened, asked to complete a detailed health and lifestyle survey, followed by blood testing.
Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa
Milk Drop-offOnce you become an approved milk donor, you can deliver milk at your convenience to one of two milk depot locations, located at Methodist Women’s Hospital and Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital.
From here, the donated milk is taken to the milk bank in Iowa City where it is pooled, pasteurized, stored and distributed to recipients around the country.
Deliveries are accepted by appointment only.
Methodist Women’s Hospital
707 N. 190th Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska 68022
Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital
933 E. Pierce Street
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
To become a donor:
Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa