Milk Depot

DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) has partnered with the Mother's Milk Bank of Western Great Lakes.  DHCD is a milk depot and is accepting donations at our five Public Health Center locationsmom feeding baby (jpg)

After you complete the donor screening process with Mother's Milk Bank and receive your donor approval number, you can arrange to drop off your milk at one of our five milk depots.

If you are already a donor with the Mother’s Milk Bank of Western Great Lakes, you are welcome to bring your milk donations during any of our normal office hours.

To schedule a milk donation drop-off, please contact DuPage County Health Department at a location near you.  

 Addison:                630-221-4662
Lombard:               630-221-5375
Westmont:             630-221-6195  
Wheaton:               630-221-7559

To schedule a drop-off after hours, please arrange in advance. 

Why Donate

We encourage those who may have an oversupply of breast milk to donate to the milk depot. Donations will graciously be accepted to give back and help to ensure food security for families in need.

Health experts around the world recommend exclusive breastfeeding (nothing but breast milk) for six months and continued breastfeeding after a baby begins solid food up to age 1 or 2. Human milk is full of antibodies that help protect babies from many diseases, including ear infections, respiratory infections, diarrhea, allergies, leukemia, and diabetes. Breastfeeding can even help the baby’s mother by reducing her risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. 

For any questions related to the Mother's Milk Bank donor application process or donor requirements, please contact Mother's Milk Bank at 847-262-5134 or [email protected].

Donor Requirements

Milk donors are healthy, lactating women who have extra milk and want to help other babies in need. Donors are expected to:

  • Donate at least 100 ounces at your first drop-off
    • There is no minimum for future donations, and we appreciate every drop!
  • Follow our milk donation guidelines.
  • Maintain contact with us to report medications and household illnesses.
  • Drop off milk at a convenient Milk Depot, or work with us to arrange for shipping.
  • Keep milk frozen at home and during transport.

Donor Application Process

  1. Complete Mother's Milk Bank's online donor interest form. They will reach out to complete a screening that covers general health information, milk storage, lifestyle factors, and more. If you are a candidate, you will receive a full donor application.
  2. Complete the full donor application and consent forms for review by Mother's Milk Bank. Your healthcare provider will be contacted.
  3. Mother's Milk Bank will arrange for blood testing at no cost to you. It typically takes up to seven business days to get your results.
  4. Once you are approved, you will receive a donor number from Mothers Milk Bank and you are ready to donate.

After you complete your full application, the process takes about 2-3 weeks.

Last updated: 1/2/2024