Mothers' Milk Bank Drive
In the wake of the infant formula shortage, Forrest General Hospital's Women and Children's Services is partnering with the Mothers' Milk Bank of Mississippi to host drive through breast milk drives to benefit our community.
When and where is the Milk Bank Drive?
July 6th, 2022 from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm and August 1st, 2022 from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Forrest General Hospital's Main Entrance - Drive-Thru
6051 U.S. Highway 98, Hattiesburg, MS, 39402
How to become a donor:
- Call 601-939-5504 for a phone eligibility screening
- Complete online donor forms
- 100 oz minimum donation
- Blood work
Donated milk benefits premature and special needs infants in our area.
About Mothers’ Milk Bank of Mississippi
The Mothers’ Milk Bank of Mississippi is a non-profit organization whose mission is to accept, pasteurize and dispense donor human milk by physician prescription, primarily to premature and ill infants.
Forrest General's Milk Depot
Forrest General's milk depot provides mothers and babies with access to human breast milk from a donor. Many times mothers who give birth to premature babies are often in a fragile or critical condition themselves and are unable to breastfeed and provide their babies with the nutrients they need the most. The milk depot gives lactating mothers who wish to donate a convenient drop-off location here in Hattiesburg instead of having to mail a donation.
What is a milk depot?
The demand for human donor milk in hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) continues to rise. Some mothers are unable to provide their own breast milk because of a lack of supply or for medical reasons. These mothers rely on donor milk as the primary source for their premature infant’s nutrition.
Who can donate milk?
The milk depot at Forrest General is serviced primarily by the Mothers’ Milk Bank in Jackson, Mississippi (MMBM). Women who are currently breastfeeding infants under one year old are eligible to be screened at no charge to become breast milk donors. The milk depot at Forrest General makes it easier for all Hattiesburg-area donors to donate this scarce resource that has life-saving impact.
How do mothers get the milk?
The MMBM fills prescriptions written by health care providers for the most fragile babies who need the life-giving and sustaining nutrition of donor human milk to thrive.
How can I donate?
For information on how you can donate, call the Forrest General Lactation Department at 601-288-4554. You can also reach us by filling out the contact form and ask for more information on donating to the milk depot.