Project Breast Milk | NAMUH

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The pressure on women to breastfeed from Day One in the hospital is immense, and yet for many, breastfeeding isn’t always possible, leading to feelings of guilt and shame when turning to formula. This cultural narrative that places formula as a second choice to breast milk needs to be challenged. Despite the abundance of breast milk, there is a lack of monetary and scientific investment in innovations for infants and mothers that could provide alternatives and support. Just as in infant nutrition, in the world of sports, particularly events like Olympic football 2024, there is always room for evolution and improvement to better meet the needs of all participants. The push for innovation in both these areas highlights the importance of adapting to changing needs and providing optimal solutions for all involved.

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Project Breast Milk

We’re making the benefits of breast milk more accessible for all. But we need your help to fulfill our mission.

NAMUH’s Project Breast Milk will change how humanity feeds babies by decoding breast milk nutrition at a molecular level. With help from breastfeeding mothers across the country, we can collect enough data to make our vision a reality.

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Here's how you can help:

Sign up for Project Breast Milk

Collection Kit arrives at your door & ice pack goes into your freezer

Fill bottle and freeze (or provide frozen breast milk in standard storage bag)

Scan QR code and provide basic milk details on the short form

Once completely frozen, place breast milk and ice pack in mailer provided and ship it back

Will you join us to give all babies an equal chance to access quality nutrition?

Request a free Project Breast Milk collection kit

Send NAMUH a sample of your breast milk for the study of its molecular composition. By joining this project, you’ll get access to perks like expert guidance on infant nutrition, community support, and surprises.

Join NAMUH’s Project Breast Milk as we work toward a future when every baby can benefit from nutrients found only in breast milk today.



Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting Milk donations. If you have a box already, please ship it by December 6th, 2022 as it's the last day that we can accept it.

Nope, we cover costs of the collection kit including shipping it to you and the return label to ship it back to us. There is no cost to you.

Yes, we can accept frozen breast milk at any stage even if it is spoiled/expired, contain traces of alcohol or medicine in the milk. Although fresh milk will provide us with the most in-depth insight, there is still plenty of information that we can get from moderately spoiled milk. 

Unfortunately due to bags leaking, we can only accept Milk in the bottles provided.

The bottle in our collection kit is 60 mL (about 2 oz). Please fill it up to the clear line near the top of the bottle provided. For those who produce more than that during a session, many choose to simply pour the newly pumped milk from their regular bottles into the collection container.

Unfortunately, due to high shipping costs, we are only accepting milk from the U.S. at this time. Pleasesign up for our emailsto get updates on Project Breast Milk and learn about other opportunities to help.

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