Decades of research have established that human milk is the perfect food for infants. The Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa–a program of the University of Iowa Children's Hospital–collects, stores, and distributes human milk to those who need it. Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines and Mercy Medical Center–West Lakes are proud to be two collection locations in central Iowa.
Donors already approved by the Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa may donate milk at the location below.
Milk donations for the Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa are accepted between
7 a.m. and 9 p.m. and can be delivered to:
Mercy Women & Infants’ Center
Maternity Triage and Treatment Unit
Level 3, East Tower
Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines
1111 6th Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50314
Mercy Medical Center–West Lakes
Little Miracles Lactation Boutique
1755 59th St., West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
If Little Miracles is closed, please check in at the nurses' station
Women interested in becoming a human milk donor should contact the Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa at (877) 891-5347.