Donate Milk to Bronson Mothers' Milk Bank

Don’t put off the care you need because of COVID-19. We continue to safely schedule inpatient and outpatient services at Bronson facilities. Schedule your appointment online, call your Bronson practice or call a Bronson Care Advisor at (269) 341-7788. Many providers also offer video visits. Learn more.

Donate Milk

The need for donor milk is always high. If you are healthy and interested in donating your breast milk, we help make the process as easy and smooth as possible.

Who Can Donate Milk?

If you are breastfeeding or if you have an extra supply of breast milk, you could be a donor. Not only does this apply to women who are breastfeeding their babies but also to surrogate women, and women who have lost their babies and are willing to donate their breast milk.

All potential donors must go through a screening process. You can be screened if you are:

  • In good health.
  • Willing to take blood test(s).
  • Able to donate at least 200 ounces of breast milk (we do make some exceptions).
  • Able to drop off or ship your breast milk to our Mothers’ Milk Bank.

You will not be able to go through the screening process to donate breast milk if you:

  • Routinely drink/consume more than 12 ounces of beer, 1.5 ounces of hard liquor, five ounces of wine or 10 ounces of a wine cooler in the past 24 hours.
  • Use marijuana or use illegal drugs.
  • Test positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human T-cell leukemia retrovirus (HTLV), hepatitis B or C, or syphilis.
  • Are taking certain herbal supplements and daily medicines (contact us to find out if your supplements or daily medicine is allowed).

Screening Process

To be a donor, you need to be screened by our staff on the phone or in person. Screening consists of verbal and written questions, as well as lab work. There are two ways to start the screening process:

  • Call (269) 341-6146, Monday to Friday, between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Email us at and tell us your phone number and the best day/time to call you.


When you become a donor, our staff will have continued communication with you while you donate. The staff will:

  • Talk about how to drop off or ship your breast milk. Click here for more information.
  • Tell you how to clean your breast pump and why it’s important to keep it free of germs. Click here to learn more.

If you have questions:

Donating After a Loss

On behalf of our whole network of member milk banks, our thoughts go out to anyone who is asking this question either personally or on behalf of another. While bereavement donation is not the right option for everyone, some mothers choose to donate expressed milk upon the loss of their child as a way of seeking solace or honoring their child’s memory. If this is the right option for you, and if you are still secreting milk or have frozen milk you would like to donate, call (269) 341-6146 or email

Other Ways to Donate

We are grateful for any monetary support to our Bronson Mothers’ Milk Bank. To learn more about donating, click here and go to the “Mothers’ Milk Bank Fund.”

  • Photo of mother holding her baby.

Service Locations

Positivity Stories

Positivity Stories

Positivity Stories

Positivity Icon

See or share a story

Sign Up for
Bronson MyChart

Manage and track your health information online.

Sign up

Sign in to MyChart.

Your Support Helps

Donate Icon

Donate today