Mother and Baby

Receive Milk

Across the State of Vermont, 40% of our newborns need supplemental feeding in the first few weeks of life. The Vermont Donor Milk Center, Inc. is the first outpatient initiative in Vermont to bridge the gap in infant nutrition and is the first LOCAL resource for families to obtain pasteurized donor human breast milk.

newborn may require nutritional supplementation for a variety of reasons, including:

  • low milk supply

  • preterm birth

  • weight loss

  • malabsorption syndromes

  • immunologic deficiencies

  • pre- or post-operative nutrition

  • low blood sugar/high bilirubin levels

  • baby’s inability to latch

  • tongue/lip tie

  • maternal health complications

  • “bridge” milk to supplement baby until mother can feed

  • adoption

Current research highlights many benefits of human milk for babies including antibodies for a healthy gut and strong immune system. In times when comprehensive breastfeeding from the birth parent isn't available or possible, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the US Surgeon General, and the World Health Organization have stated that safe, pasteurized donor human milk is the next best option. Learn more about the pasteurization process of donor human milk here.

Ordering Requires a Prescription

Babies receiving donor milk at home as outpatients require a prescription from a medical professional. Please contact your pediatrician for a prescription, or reach out us and we will help you navigate that process.