Explore + Discover has partnered with Mothers' Milk Bank (MMBNE) as Manhattan's only pickup/drop-off location for breast milk donations. To become a certified donor, contact a MMBNE Donor Intake Coordinator at 212.993.1566 x3 and complete a ten-minute phone screening, along with health history, consents, and a blood test. Once approved, freeze breast milk in the packaging provided and schedule a donation drop-off to Explore + Discover's on-site freezer (the staff has received special training on proper handling and storage). Donations are all sent to MMBNE for screening and distribution to places like NYU Langone, Bellevue Hospital, and NY Presbyterian/Columbia Hospital, as well as to some outpatient families in need. It’s free to become a donor.
Explore + Discover is located at 444 Second Ave., at 26th St., Kips Bay.