Minnesota mothers donating milk to those in need

There has been an increased interest in donating milk with more mothers home with their babies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

M Health Fairview is teaming up with the nonprofit Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies to collect donations of frozen milk to give to those in need.

M Health Fairview is also accepting curbside donations at its University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and Woodwinds Hospital.

In September, the hospital will expand its milk donation program to Northland Medical Center and Southdale Hospital.

Donors are screened for potential disease, including COVID-19, prior to approval, the hospital said.

Donated milk is also pasteurized, tested and frozen before being redistributed.

Mothers interested in donating can email milkbank@fairview.org or call 612-672-4122 for information.