Is Human Milk for Human babies Safe?

Is Donated Milk Safe? Donated breast milk is very safe; it comes from mothers that have pumped more milk than their own baby can eat. Before mothers can donate milk, they are tested for any illness that could pass through their breast milk. Each container of milk is also tested for harmful bacteria.

How do I sell breast milk in Utah?

Here’s the steps:

  1. Contact the Milk Bank. Call the MWMMB at 877-367-9091 for a 15-minute screening to see if you are eligible to donate.
  2. Complete and Submit Forms.
  3. Receive Collection Containers and Deliver Milk.

Are milk banks safe?

Is donor human milk safe. Yes. Potential milk donors provide complete medical and lifestyle histories, and undergo blood tests for HIV, HTLV, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C, similar to the screening process used at blood banks.

What are the risks of donor milk?

Risks for the baby include exposure to infectious diseases, including HIV, to chemical contaminants, such as some illegal drugs, and to a limited number of prescription drugs that might be in the human milk, if the donor has not been adequately screened.

How much is breast milk worth on the black market?

The price for purchasing the breast milk ranges from under $1 to $2 per ounce. Some moms on the site offer breast milk that has already been pumped, available in bulk, while others seek to establish regular, ongoing relationships to provide freshly pumped milk.

Where can I donate breast milk in Utah?

Nursing mothers in Utah who’d like to donate their extra breast milk can visit our donation sites. Volunteer milk donors will complete a screening process similar to what people go through to donate blood.

How is human milk used to save babies?

SALT LAKE CITY — A new product being used across the country to save the lives of babies born under two pounds two ounces is made from human breast milk. Utah mothers are being asked for their help in this life-saving procedure.

How does the University of Utah milk bank work?

University of Utah Health works in collaboration with the Mountain West Mothers’ Milk Bank to process our donor milk. We will keep donated milk in the freezer at the site and ship it in batches. Milk is pooled and pasteurized before being packaged and distributed throughout the region to babies in need.

Where can I donate milk in the Mountain West?

Mountain West Mothers’ Milk Bank, in partnership with the Mother’s Milk Bank in Denver, distributes donated milk to babies in NICUs throughout Utah and Idaho.