Outpatient Milk Orders
Congratulations on your new baby!
NWMMB always prioritizes serving hospitalized infants first. Because human donor milk is not an unlimited resource, the amount of milk available for outpatient families is variable.
We are currently experiencing a high demand of milk requests from outpatient families. We are prioritizing hospitalized and medically fragile infants at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
If your baby is under the age of 2 months old, a medical prescription is required. Download the form below.
A prescription and statement of medical necessity are required if your baby is 2 months of age or older. Download the form below. Upon receipt of the prescription and statement of medical necessity, medical chart notes may be requested.
Please review our Notice of Privacy Practices prior to placing an order for donor milk.
Does your delivering hospital participate in our Donor Milk Distribution Site program?
Pay for your milk order over the phone
Pick up your order at the milk bank or arrange for a shipment
How Much Does It Cost?
The processing fee for donor milk is $4.50 per ounce. A lot of science, screening, and people-power goes into every ounce of donated breast milk before it becomes vital nutrition for the most vulnerable babies.
These are the many necessary costs incurred to make each ounce safe and nourishing:
— Community Outreach
— Lab Equipment
— Milk Donor Screening
— Milk Testing
— Rent & Utilities
— Shipping & Tracking
— Staffing & Training
Is Financial Assistance Available?
Our Community Care program, Evie’s Fund, can help families with special medical or financial circumstances. If you have a prescription, call us at (503) 469-0955 (toll-free (800) 204-4444) and our staff will assist you with the application.
Who Is Eligible For Donor Milk?
Babies less than a year old with a valid prescription and statement of medical necessity may receive milk based on prioritization and milk availability. In the event of a milk shortage, babies less than two months old or who have critical medical conditions will be served first.
Infants greater than 2 months old must have a valid medical prescription and statement of medical necessity. Families are encouraged to work with their medical provider on long-term feeding plan.
Donor milk is generally not available for long-term use. It is meant to be used as a resource to help you transition to your permanent feeding plan. Think of it as a bridge between your short-term needs of today and your long-term plans for tomorrow.