Clear out freezer space and help medically fragile infants and their families!
If you are a breastfeeding parent and have a freezer full of your milk stash, why not donate some to make room for holiday cooking? Medically fragile, premature, and other medically compromised infants need breastmilk because nothing a factory can make does all the amazing biological work that breastmilk does. Researchers are constantly learning more about the biologically active substances in breastmilk that basically act like Mother Nature’s medical nanotechnology!
North America has 28 Milk Banks to Choose From
Check out the professional milk banks through the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) website: https://www.hmbana.org/find-a-milk-bank/overview.html
Milk banks screen donors based on medical history and medication use: don’t decide that you don’t meet the criteria before you speak with milk bank staff!
- Milk bank staff will walk you through the screening.
- You can donate to milk banks in other states—most will send you postage-paid shipping containers at their cost.
Europe and Other Regions Also Have Milk Banks to Accept Donations
Learn about the European Milk Bank Association and its Milk Banks here: https://europeanmilkbanking.com/
Scroll to the bottom of PATH’s resource page for information on the Human Milk Banking of South Africa, the United Kingdom Association for Milk Banking, Brazil’s Milk Banks (Rede Brasileira de Bancos de Leite Humano), and South America’s Milk Banks (Programa Ibero-Americano de Bancos de Leite Humano): https://www.path.org/programs/maternal-newborn-child-health-and-nutrition/human-milk-banking-resources-page/