Milk Depot at the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Breastfeeding Center

Milk Depot

Milk Depot at the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Breastfeeding Center

One of the first four Illinois locations, the Milk Depot at the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Breastfeeding Center is a place where pre-approved donor mothers can drop off their extra breastmilk to help save the lives of premature and sick babies whose mothers cannot produce enough milk of their own. The depot at the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Breastfeeding Center sends the collected milk to the Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes, where it is pasteurized. Pasteurized human milk offers many of the same benefits for the premature infant including optimal nutrition and disease prevention. The Milk Depot accepts frozen human milk and sends it to the milk bank, where the milk is processed, pasteurized, and dispensed, according to the guidelines established by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). Donor milk is distributed to the most at-risk babies and can be lifesaving for preterm infants in protecting babies against life-threatening diseases.

For more information, please call 815.748.8350 or Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes at 847.262.5134.