The Breastfeeding Center Milk Connection (BCMC) is a community based milk sharing program created to make human milk available to any baby that needs it, regardless of their family’s ability to pay for it. We seek to make milk sharing safer through screening guidelines similar to those used by the Human Milk Bank Association of North America (HMBANA). Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants review donor health histories using aand review lab tests for diseases that can be passed through breastmilk. Unlike HMBANA milk banks, in order to reduce the processing fees for recipients, we do not thaw, pool, pasteurize, and test donor milk. We provide all families with instructions in easy, evidence-based at home.
Once milk has been donated and logged into the system, families can pick it up after filling out our Milk Recipient Form.
For more information on becoming a BCMC donor, click here. If you’re interested in requesting BCMC donor milk, click here. If you are requesting milk, please be aware that we are not yet dispensing milk via BCMC. We hope to begin dispensing in mid-June. We are looking for donors immediately though!
For BCMC Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.