Milk banks in the United States

During the recent storms my electricity went out and I lost the 50 to 60 ounces of breastmilk that was in my freezer. I would like to be compensated for this by my insurance company. I'm trying to find out what the milk banks charge so I can give them a fair price on what it costs to purchase breastmilk. Can you list the milk banks that are located in the United States?

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It's great you took the value of your milk into consideration when the contents of your freezer were ruined. I believe the cost of human milk is approximately $2.50 to $3 an ounce. When obtained for an infant, human milk is by prescription only. It is covered by WIC, Medicaid, and some private insurers, and nobody is refused for inability to pay.

The Human Milk Banking Association of North America, Inc.

Locations of Donor Milk Banks in the US:

Mothers' Milk Bank, Valley Medical Center, Pauline Sakamoto, Director, PO Box 5730, San Jose, CA 95150 Phone 408-998-4550, fax 408-297-9208.

Mother's Milk Bank, P/SL Medical Center, Laraine Borman IBCLC, Coordinator, 1719 E 19th Ave, Denver, CO 80218, 303-869-1888, fax 303-869-2490.

The Mother's Milk Bank, Special Care Nursery, Christiana Care Health System, Maggie Conant, Senior Technician, PO Box 1665, Wilmington, DE 19579, 1-800-642-8101, fax 302-733-2602, email M.Conant@christianacare.org

Triangle Lactation Center and Milk Bank, WakeMed, Dee Buckley, Coordinator 3000 New Bern Ave Raleigh, NC 27610, 919-350-8599. gbuckley@wakemed.org

Mothers' Milk Bank, 900 E 30th St #101, Austin, TX 78705. 512-494-0800, fax 512-494-0880

Lactation Support service, British Columbia Children's Hospital, Frances Jones IBCLC, Coordinator, 4480 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4 Canada, 604-875-2282

Banco de Leche, Dr. Rafael Lucio Av. Adolfo Ruiz Cortines #2903, C.P. 91020, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. Edith Nava Bustos, Coordinator. 52-55-14-45-00

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