A mother’s milk overflows with nutrients essential for newborns, but sometimes complications can prevent some mothers from getting their milk to their babies. When this happens, Saint Luke’s Heart of America Mother’s Milk Bank is there to offer pasteurized donor milk to mothers who still wish to provide breast milk as a nourishment option. Donated milk supports the smallest and sickest babies in our NICUs. Mothers who have surplus milk can help meet this need and give fragile infants a better chance to grow and thrive. If you would like to donate your extra breast milk to a baby in need, our team will guide you through the steps to become a donor.
We are a voluntary donor milk bank following the guidelines of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. We have a multi-step screening process that starts with a 10 minute phone screening. Once a mother qualifies as a donor, we ask for an initial donation of at least 150 ounces. We are able to accept milk until the baby turns one year old.
Launched in 2012, Saint Luke’s Heart of America Mothers' Milk Bank is part of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America.
Saint Luke’s Heart of America Mothers’ Milk Bank
4401 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64111