Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why should I donate?

  2. Is Prolacta a for-profit company?

  3. Does Prolacta sell products to the hospital?

  4. How do I know if I am a candidate to donate milk?

  5. Will I have enough milk for my baby if I donate?

  6. Can I donate milk that I pumped, collected, and froze prior to being qualified as a donor?

  7. What equipment will I need as a breast milk donor?

  8. How can I ensure my milk meets Prolacta's standards for babies that receive products?

  9. How is the milk tested after it has been received at Prolacta?

  10. Why do you need to do DNA testing?

  11. If I take medication, can I still become a donor?

  12. What is qualified milk?

  13. How should I store the milk prior to shipping?

  14. How do I send my breastmilk donation?

  15. Will only babies receive my donated milk?

  16. After lactation begins, how long can a nursing mother donate breastmilk?

  17. What if I need to take medications or become ill while I'm donating?

  18. Can I drink alcohol while donating?

  19. Can I drink caffeine while donating?

  20. Does Prolacta participate in milk sharing?

  21. Do Prolacta and the donor milk program have a confidentiality policy?

  22. Will I be paid for my donations?

  23. Can I make a financial contribution to Helping Hands Milk Bank?

  24. How is Helping Hands Milk Bank affiliated with Prolacta Bioscience?