Human Donor Milk
Sick and premature babies have significantly better outcomes when fed breast milk, but some mothers cannot breastfeed for several health reasons.
Though incubators and ventilators are necessities in Woman's Newborn and Infant Intensive Care Unit, one of the most effective medical tools is also the most basic: breast milk.
- Human milk protects sick and premature babies against necrotizing enterocolitis, a serious illness in which the small intestine becomes inflamed and starts to decay. The condition is often fatal.
- This program will ensure that these infants get the nutrition they need to thrive.
Woman’s goal is to provide human milk for the first month of life for all infants who weigh less than two pounds, ensuring they receive the nutrition they need to thrive.
How You Can Help
- Human donor milk is expensive, and costs approximately $40-60 per day or $1,500 per month. This cost is currently not covered by either insurance or Medicaid.
- Would you like to donate your breast milk? We use the closest milk bank located in Austin, Texas. Mother's Milk Bank Austin accepts breast milk donations from around the region, so Louisiana women CAN donate their breast milk.