Organization Name: Mother's Milk Band

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

Phone of organization: 303-869-1888
Contact person: Cassondra Franco RN, BSN, IBCLC, CLC
Phone of Contact Person: 719-207-3898
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