Online and in-person
Lactation Consultants, Doulas, Midwives, Nurses, and Parents — join us to celebrate and raise awareness about the importance of breastfeeding and donor human milk. We’re happy to provide any physical materials such as milk donor and recipient brochures, posters, social media graphics, videos, and fun Zoom backgrounds. Whatever you’re doing to mark the occasion, we can help!
On August 6, 2011, The U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) officially declared that August is National Breastfeeding Month.
Since then, the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin has been doing fun and educational online and physical events to bring more awareness to the importance of breastfeeding, pumping, and non-profit milk banking.
Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin advocates for the acceptance of human milk for all babies, with priority given to mothers’ own milk, eradicating milk access disparities, and modeling best practices for lactation support while advocating for social justice.
MMBA is a non-profit organization celebrating its 22nd year of operation. We’ve helped save the lives of more than 45,000 babies by dispensing over 7.5 million ounces of donor human milk and are actively working to diminish health outcome disparities in maternal and child health.
Milk banks worldwide play an essential role in the community where they’re located, especially for NICU families, breastfeeding, and pumping parents. Their priority is saving babies’ lives by providing prescribed human milk when a parent’s own breast milk isn’t available. As health organizations, most milk banks also provide education that advocates for lactation education, human milk research, pumping, and breastfeeding normalization. The organization that regulates milk banking is The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). Last year in 2020, The 27 nonprofit milk banks in the US dispensed 7.5 million ounces of milk– far below the possible demand, which exceeds 9 million ounces.
If 2,000 women donate breast milk this year, we think we can meet every request for donor human milk. Can you help us get there?