For fragile babies, human milk protects against devastating illness and can shorten NICU stays. Carefully screened donors send milk to The Milk Bank, where we test, analyze, and pasteurize it. $4.50 per ounce offsets the cost of safety measures taken to ensure safe human milk for the sickest babies. About 30,000 ounces are distributed to hospitals and families every month! Help more babies celebrate a first birthday.