Every donation can save a life.


NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank is a charitable organization providing the benefits of pasteurized human milk to premature and ill babies.​



Milk donors are healthy women who have delivered a baby within the past year and who are currently breastfeeding or pumping their milk. Donor moms are asked to donate at least 4,500 ml (150 ounces).

We recognize our donor moms make a big commitment by signing up to donate their excess milk to sick and fragile babies.  As a charitable organization, it is also a big commitment and financial investment on our part. We never want donation to be a burden and understand that life events can interfere with the ability to donate, but we ask that by signing up to donate and completing the screening process, our donors are sincere in their desire to give milk to help those babies who need it most.

How to Donate: 


Donating your milk can have a huge impact. 

Hear Lenni and LJ's story:


The process of donating your excess milk follows these steps:


Get started by filling out our Donor Intake Form.


You will be contacted by a member of our team to complete a 15-minute verbal screening. Following this screening, you will be sent a donor package by email or mail.


Complete the written questionnaire provided to you after the verbal screening.


Have your physician sign the forms provided in your donor package.


Have a blood test done.



The following conditions would prevent a mom from becoming an approved donor:

  • Use of certain medications

  • Use of herbal supplements or medications to increase milk supply

  • A positive test for HIV, HTLV (Human T-lymphotropic Virus), hepatitis B or C, or syphilis

  • She or her partner are at risk for HIV

  • Use of illegal drugs

  • Use of tobacco or marijuana products, e-cigarettes or vaporizers

  • Consumption of more than 1 serving of alcohol per day and/or 5 servings per week

  • Visited or lived in:

    • The United Kingdom for more than 3 months between 1980 and 1996

    • France and the Republic of Ireland for more than 5 years between 1980-2001, please contact us for further clarification

  • Her physician advises against donation

Please contact us for further information regarding eligibility.