Distribution Policy: Medical need describes a diagnosis or circumstance in which donor milk may provide a therapeutic benefit. Such conditions include, but are not limited to, malabsorption disorders, prematurity, short gut syndrome, congenital heart disease, renal disease, post-surgical nutrition, immunological deficiencies, failure to thrive, allergies, and formula intolerance. Mid-Atlantic Mothers’ Milk Bank relies on the generosity of volunteer donors. In times of shortage, priority is given first to NICUs then outpatients with medical needs. Discretionary use orders will only be filled as supply permits. A full explanation of the milk bank’s distribution policy is included in the outpatient packet and online.