Why Human Milk

The American Academy of Pediatrics states that: “All preterm infants should receive human milk… Pasteurized donor human milk, appropriately fortified, should be used if mother’s own milk is unavailable or its use is contraindicated.” (2012)

A recent article in the Journal of Perinatal Medicine stated: “Substantial clinical evidence has placed HM [human milk] feeding and donor HM as a basic right for preterm infants…banked donor human milk should be promoted as a standard component of health care for premature infants.” (2010)


Why Donate?

  1. Preterm/ill infants are not fully developed and need human milk to fight infections and build stronger systems.
  2. Mothers of preterm babies sometimes cannot make enough milk to meet the needs of their babies due to illness, early delivery, or other health problems.
  3. By giving milk you are helping a preterm baby go home a healthy baby.

OKC Drop-Off Locations

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How to get Involved?

Donors are healthy women who are currently lactating and have extra milk.

OMMB is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that depends on gifts to fund its operations.

OMMB depends on volunteers to keep costs down.

Financial Sponsors

Diamond Founding Sponsor Level ($50,000 or more)

Oklahoma State Department of Health, Maternal/Child Health Service

University Hospitals Authority and Trust

Hale Family Foundation, Tulsa

Sapphire Founding Sponsor Level ($25,000 or more)

Sarkeys Foundation

Gold Founding Sponsor Level ($10,000 or more),

Department of OB/GYN, OUHSC

Oklahoma State Medical Society Alliance

Silver Founding Sponsor Level ($5,000 or more)

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Bronze Founding Sponsor Level ($1000 or more)

Visionary Oklahoma Women

Barr Foundation

Combined Federal Campaign

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