Mothers’ Milk Bank is one of the largest nonprofit milk banks in North America.
Thanks to our generous milk donors, we collect, process, and distribute nearly 700,000 ounces of donor human milk every year. About 80-90% of this milk goes directly to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in hospitals across the country. This milk plays a critical role in supporting infant health outcomes, especially with premature babies.
The other 10-20% of our donor human milk supports outpatient families. These families need an extra supply of milk to help their babies thrive. Many need bridge milk to feed their baby while they wait for their own milk supply to come in. Others have health conditions that limit their ability to breastfeed. We also work with adoptive and surrogate parents who want to give their babies the best possible start in life.
Human Milk Banking Association of North America
Mothers’ Milk Bank is one of the 31 nonprofit milk banks that are part of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). As part of HMBANA, we adhere to strict standards for screening our donors and processing our milk. These standards ensure our milk is safe for even the most fragile infants.