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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC), Chaffee County Breastfeeding Coalition and Chaffee County Public Health are proud to partner with the Mother’s Milk Bank (MMB) to offer a location donation site.  HRRMC collects and stores raw frozen milk from local mothers, draws mom’s blood for screening, and delivers the mom’s milk to MMB.  To be eligible as a milk donor one must:

  • Be confident in her milk supply and produce milk in excess of her own baby’s need
  • Be willing to donate a minimum total of 150 ounces throughout her time as a donor
  • Not have any medical condition that prohibits her from giving blood
  • Be in excellent health without any chronic illnesses or history of major medical issues or cancer, including leukemia
  • Have no history of hepatitis after age 11 or positive tuberculosis tests
  • Be a non-smoker and refrain from using tobacco or marijuana products of any kind
  • Have not received blood or blood products or organ or tissue transplants in the past 12 months
  • Have no history of intimate contact with anyone at risk for HIV/AIDS
  • Not be taking vitamin supplements that exceed 2000% of Daily Value
  • Take only approved medications and herbal supplements/teas.  Mother’s Milk Tea, fenugreek and any lactation support product containing fenugreek or other herbs is NOT compatible with donating
  • Consume less than 24 ounces of caffeinated beverages a day (2-3 cups of coffee)
  • Wait 12 hours after drinking any alcoholic beverage to collect milk to donate
  • Be motivated to practice exceptional hygiene and carry out careful milk collection and storage methods
  • Be willing to undergo blood testing
  • Be less than 18 months postpartum when collecting the milk.

If you would like to discuss your eligibility with us or to become a donor, please contact MMB at 303-869-1888, or Lorraine at 719-207-5008

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Cassondra Franco RN, BSN, IBCLC, CLC

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