Human milk is important for all babies. But for medically fragile or premature infants, breast milk is even more critical. Even life saving.
When a mother’s own breast milk isn’t available, the next best option is milk that has been donated by a carefully screened mom and thoroughly pasteurized. A healthy breastfeeding mom can donate excess milk by pumping and storing the milk in a freezer. Frozen bags of milk can then be dropped off at or shipped to our accredited lab in Pittsburgh’s Strip District.
The Three Rivers Mothers’ Milk Bank is a part of the Human Milk Banking Association of America, which provides strict standards and policies for breast milk collection and pasteurization.
Want to know if you qualify to be a breast milk donor?