Donating breast milk while traveling

by angela
(lake stevens, wa)

I will be talking a business trip to New York, staying and working just south of greenwich village. I have plenty of supply at home and am a bit worried the airline/TSA won't let me carry on all that I will be pumping. I'm also not sure if checking the milk will work as I'm not sure it will stay frozen/cold. So I was thinking about trying to donate the milk. Do you know of any milk banks or hospitals that would take my extra supply?

Thank you,

Answer from the lactation consultant:

Milk banks require you go through a screening process and only take minimum amounts of breastmilk.
Your best option would be to go with informal milk sharing through a group like Human Milk 4 Human Babies (HM4HB). It is a facebook based group. Go to facebook and type in Human Milk 4 Human Babies New York and you will find there local group. I am confident you will make a momma and baby very happy with your donation.
Liz Pevytoe RN, IBCLC

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