Having been on my own breastfeeding journey and seeing my baby thrive on my milk, it really struck a cord to realize that many preterm infants do not have access to this life-saving nutrition. I believe it needs to start with raising awareness for this critical need. If this is a cause that moves you, we invite you to help us spread the word on the importance of milk bank donations to help fragile NICU babies survive and thrive. Every preemie deserves this precious gift! -Brynn Jones (founder)
WakeMed is one of several nonprofit milk banks along the east coast where human donor milk is screened, collected, pasteurized, analyzed and distributed in North Carolina and surrounding states.
Breastmilk is the perfect food for tiny bellies and often referred to as liquid gold. Commercial formula cannot replicate the health benefits recieved from breastmilk, which enables premature newborns to tolerate feedings better, experience fewer complications, and go home sooner. It truly is life-saving!
There are currently 29 milk banks who are members of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America throughout Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
Preterm infants fed human milk spent 15 fewer days hospitalized than those receiving formula.
From fundraisers to volunteering or just sharing information via your socials, you can help champion nonprofit milk banking by raising awareness about the use of pasteurized human donor milk.
We encourage you to reach out to your nearest milk bank to inquire about ways to work together to advance milk banking.
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Please review the list of milk bank locations and contact the one most convenient for you. Milk banks cover the cost of screening donors, shipping, and many have drop off sites called donor milk depots in conveniently located areas.Find Your Milk Depot
Donating to the Human Milk Banking Association of North America enables them to advocate for donor milk as a universal standard of care, regardless of ability to pay.
Their efforts ensure international guidelines for pasteurized donor human milk and accrediting nonprofit milk banks in the US and Canada.Donate Now
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