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Requests for Pasteurized Donor Human Milk 
Hospital

Hospital Requests

Mothers' Milk Bank of Tennessee is dedicated to providing safe, pasteurized donor human milk to the most vulnerable babies. Mothers' Milk Bank of Tennessee is proud to be recognized as an accredited member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). HMBANA guidelines provide evidence-based direction to support the screening, handling, and distribution of a safe product that saves lives.

At this time, Mothers' Milk Bank of Tennessee distributes exclusively to PDHM to hospitals and neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).

Ordering PDHM- for hospital use only at this time:

If you have not ordered with us before, please complete the new customer form prior to placing an order.

 

How to Place An Order- for hospital use only at this time:

  • Orders are accepted Monday through Thursday via email to sales@milkbanktn.org or by fax at 615-285-8238. 

  • Orders received by noon will be shipped for next day delivery.

  • Additional fees may be incurred for orders that require weekend delivery or orders placed after noon that require overnight delivery. 

Individuals

Individual Requests

I need donor milk for my baby.

We understand and applaud your desire to provide your baby with human milk. At this time, Mothers' Milk Bank of Tennessee distributes exclusively Pasteurized Donor Human Milk (PDHM) to hospitals. It is our goal to have an outpatient program in the future as the number of milk donors increase in our state to meet the demands of an outpatient program while continuing to prioritize medically fragile infants receiving critical care in a hospital setting. 

We are a member milk bank with the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). Many long-established HMBANA Member Milk Banks have outpatient programs that you can order from. Please select the button below for more information. 

I am nursing and I'm struggling with my breast milk supply.

If you are a breastfeeding mother and you are having issues with your supply, we highly encourage you to seek the advice of a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). You may be able to get support with breastfeeding from IBCLC at no cost or little cost to you depending on your insurance provider. Please contact your insurance provider to find out what services are available for you. As of June 1, 2023, mothers with TennCare Medicaid (including TennCareSelect) and CoverKids coverage may receive lactation consultation services from in-network providers as a separate, reimbursable benefit. 

 

Mothers' Milk Bank of Tennessee desires to help educate and support new moms who desire to breastfeed their babies.  We have provided some resources below to better assist you on your breastfeeding journey. 

Resources

Find A Board-Certified Lactation Consultant Near You

IBCLCs are trained professionals specializing in breastfeeding education and support. 

Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline- Free Service

The Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline, 1-855-4BF-MOMS (1-855-423-6667), was created to assist nursing mothers and families. This toll-free number is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week to connect breastfeeding mothers, caregivers, family members and others seeking information on breastfeeding with trained lactation consultants and counselors.

 


Breastfeeding Benefits - Healthcare.gov 

Health insurance plans must provide breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding. These services may be provided before and after birth. 

Breastfeeding Support in WIC

Every health department and WIC clinic in Tennessee has a Designated Breastfeeding Expert (DBE).  This DBE has advanced lactation training and provides assistance with any breastfeeding issues or questions. 

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