Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin
Be the hero for a baby in need. Donating your breast milk money or time can save lives. milkbank.org Donate your excess breast-milk and become a life-saver today.
Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin saves babies’ lives by providing prescribed donor human milk. www.milkbank.org
We are humbled by this family’s gratitude for being accepted as a milk donor after receiving milk initially. Donating milk saves babies lives.
"Thank you for being so thoughtful and welcoming to us, MMBA! We have been receiving a tremendous amount of fulfillment since we started donating the milk. We are so happy to be a part of the group now!"
We hope that everyone had a meaningful Thanksgiving celebration. As we continue in the season of giving, please consider becoming a hero for a fragile baby by donating milk to a nonprofit milk bank. We are standing by waiting to hear from you. Milkbank.org/donate-milk/
Thanksgiving blessings to each and every one of you!
Please stop by our table for a fun Childrens activity and we will answer all of your questions about donor human milk.
Meet us at 11th St. and Congress Ave for the annual Holiday Sing-Along, Tree Lighting and Downtown Stroll, Saturday, Dec. 2!
Join K*T Austin, K*TX, and the Downtown Austin Alliance to ring in the holidays together at this free family-friendly event!
The stroll begins at 5pm featuring a holiday market with local food and artisan vendors, interactive art activations, live music performances, and photos with Santa! 🎅 On the stage, KAZI 88.7FM The Voice of Austin will host a Kwanzaa Tribute featuring the Kinara, the candle holder for Kwanzaa.
At 6om K*T and K*TX personalities carry on the tradition started by John Aielli 🥰 by leading the crowd in singing songs of the season. 🎶 Participants will receive a free keepsake songbook to help them sing along.
At 7pm, we’ll countdown to the lighting of the 45-foot holiday tree at 11th St. and Congress Ave! 🎄 After the tree is lit, Tomar and the FCs will take the stage and the stroll will continue until 9pm.
Full details: https://kutx.org/kutx-presents/join-us-for-the-holiday-sing-along-tree-lighting-and-downtown-stroll-saturday-dec-2/
K*T and K*TX thank our sponsors for helping to make the Sing-Along possible: Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin, Tomlinson's Feed and Pet Supplies, Hyde Park Schools, Maudie's Tex-Mex, Austin Community Foundation, Central Texas Food Bank, Whole Earth Provision Co., and Austin Water.
Planning on traveling this thanksgiving holiday? Airport lactation stations are a great place to leave milk bank information, stickers, etc. MMBA is happy to provide you with a small packet of brochures and stickers that could easily tuck into your bag. We are grateful for all help in letting other moms know that there is a great news for donor milk. Email [email protected] to request materials.
We are always so impressed by the response of mothers with milk to share. We are in contact with the director of the National Bank of Israel, Sharon Bransburg Zabary, and she reports that they have a robust supply at the moment. If need arises, she knows to reach out to the hmbana accredited milk banks in North America. Thank you to all who are inquiring and wanting to make sure that babies are safe.
Mothers on the frontlines: The milk bank saving babies in wartime Hundreds of mothers nationwide contribute to Magen David Adom (MDA) National Bank, aiding premature and vulnerable babies in hospitals and those affected by maternal tragedies.
Thanks to Yardsale! for rocking it at the milk bank today. What a great donor appreciation event!
MMBA gives a special salute today to military moms. It’s not easy, but they find a way to serve both country and family.
Milk is so magical that it formed an entire galaxy ✨
One Greek legend explains how the Milky Way was created by Heracles when he was a baby. His father Zeus was fond of his son, who was born of the mortal woman Alcmene. Zeus decided to let the infant Heracles suckle on his divine wife Hera's milk when she was asleep. Hera’s divine milk would endow the Heracles with god-like qualities. When Hera woke up and realized that she was breastfeeding an unknown infant, she pushed him away and the spurting milk became the Milky Way. Even the word “galaxy” is derived from “gala,” the Greek word for milk!
🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃
Follow this easy spell to become a lifesaver today!
Visit milkbank.org/donate-milk to start.
Halloween spirit! I wonder if she is pumping extra for a milk bank donation?
We love our Houston milk donors and hope that all are enjoying a festive Halloween!
There’s still time to enjoy Zoo Boo presented by King & Spalding! Come dressed up before your crew goes trick or treating on Halloween. The Zoo is open from 9am to 5pm, with last entry at 4pm. Plan your visit: bit.ly/3EyA08L
📸: Cindy W.
Mmba is proud to play a global role in the safety of milk for premature and other vulnerable babies.
Key HMBANA leaders at the European Banking Association conference in Madrid
This donor mom knows the breastfeeding struggle is real. Her determination has helped newborns across the country receive the nutrition they need.
“Our baby was born healthy, but we had an undiagnosed latch problem, which resulted in him becoming dehydrated and lethargic when he was only a few days old. We temporarily supplemented and struggled with breastfeeding for two long months of working with lactation consultants.
I almost gave up. But I was determined for my baby to have mother's milk because we had been educated about the various health benefits. My heart went out to babies who do not have access to a mother's milk. I searched to find MMBA, then worked once again with a lactation consultant to pump and build a supply to donate. MMBA was kind and attentive throughout the process.
Our little one is now a sweet and adventurous 12-month-old, and we look forward to teaching him the joys of helping others!”
New moms, you can help preemies too! Visit milkbank.org/donate-milk to learn more.
We are honored to have Dr. Krutsch serve on the Medication Advisory Committee of HMBANA’s Standards Committee. Her knowledge is invaluable for keeping donor milk safe.
🌟 Meet Dr. Kaytlin Krutsch, our InfantRisk Center Director! Dr. Krutsch has been a driving force behind our InfantRisk program since Dr. Hale retired this summer. After working alongside Dr. Hale for 4 years, Dr. Krutsch has been the perfect person to continue Dr. Hale’s legacy. 👩⚕️ With a wealth of knowledge and experience in nutrition, pharmacology, and research, Dr. Krutsch is dedicated to ensuring that every decision parents make regarding medication use during pregnancy and breastfeeding is well-informed and safe for both moms and their precious little ones. #InfantRisk #MaternalHealth #BreastfeedingSupport #EmpoweringMoms #Expertise #KaytlinKrutsch
Marketing can be so powerful, and yet so misleading.
Powdered milk ‘formulas’ for toddlers are lacking in nutrients, warns American Academy of Pediatrics The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is warning that powdered milk "formulas" for older babies and toddlers do not offer nutritional benefits and are unnecessary.
What’s your plan for the weekend with your little one? Share a photo to inspire others!
Thanks to donor mom Michelle’s resilience and generosity after heartbreak, hundreds of vulnerable newborns have received the nourishment they need.
“When I gave birth to my first daughter four years ago, I didn't know breast milk donation existed. I barely produced enough milk to feed my daughter. Fast forward to last year when I was expecting my son, Evan. I knew breastfeeding and pumping would be part of my journey then too. Sadly, I lost my precious boy at 38 weeks. While I didn't have it in me to continue pumping to donate, I did learn about donating breast milk.
We were blessed with a beautiful baby girl in June and were able to utilize a few ounces of donor milk to help her out after she was born three weeks early. I quickly realized that, unlike my first breastfeeding experience, this one would go smoothly. I also noticed that I was producing more than my daughter needed. I began building a freezer stash of breast milk to start the process of becoming a milk donor.
I am honored to be able to support the babies that need this milk the most. I had a deep feeling of peace as I dropped off my first donation of around 250 ounces. I prayed over that milk that the babies who benefited from my milk would grow healthy and strong like my beautiful daughter is now.”
You can help babies grow healthy and strong too. Schedule a phone interview today: milkbank.org/donate-milk
Donor mom Bethany is showing off her stash and her Texas pride!
Thank you for everything you do to help babies in need get strong, Bethany!
We are so grateful for JLA support. Since 1999 the JLA has provided volunteers and finds for our Charitable Assistance Program. This organization demonstrates long term commitment to community, and we are proud to be partners.
“Drive home a Jeep, provide warm coats for kids to keep.” You heard it here, folks! The legendary has spoken. In case you missed it, this morning, we had our 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited parked by El Arroyo’s famous marquee sign.
With our Coats for Kids Coat Drive gearing up, remember that your A Christmas Affair raffle ticket purchases will directly impact our community. One ticket for this Jeep has the potential to provide 5 warm coats to Central Texas children who would otherwise go without one.
We’d like to thank for their partnership and continued commitment to uplifting the Austin community. Buy your tickets with the to secure your chances on this stellar ride ✨🚀
When donor mom Hannah was overproducing after the birth of her little guy, showing off his Milk Bank tee here, she decided to help other little ones in need.
“With my second child, it became apparent immediately that I was overproducing. I started using a milk collector to ease some of the pain, but pumping was the only way I found to prevent and soothe clogged ducts. I knew I wouldn’t need a huge stash or have space for one, so I sought to donate.
I’m a pediatric physical therapist, so I knew that NICU babies need this milk desperately! Our pediatrician was surprised I asked about it when our son was only two weeks old.”
If your extra breast milk is taking up valuable freezer real estate, schedule a phone interview: https://milkbank.org/donate-milk/.
Congratulations on your tenth anniversary. We are grateful for your assistance to needy families.
Several of our donor moms began their journeys as recipients. Taylor is one such donor, and we are so grateful she chose to pay it forward in such a beautiful way.
“Our baby boy was born at 27 weeks. We were so grateful for the donor milk that he received in the NICU while we waited for my milk to come in. I knew that if I ended up with enough to donate back, I would love to pay it forward and help other precious NICU babies like the women who helped mine! I feel so grateful to have been a part of this process from both sides!”
If you’re a lactating mom, you can help NICU babies too. Schedule your phone interview today: milkbank.org/donate-milk (link in bio)
We love our partnership in Port Arthur! WIC makes donating milk easy!
Look at this little guy! He couldn't wait to put on the chef's hat and apron he received at WIC!!
🕶️ 🕶️ 🕶️ The future's looking bright for hundreds of preterm newborns, thanks to donor moms like Madeline.
Becoming a human milk donor is a simple four-step process. Learn more here: milkbank.org/donate-milk/
We are so moved by donor mom Heather’s compassion after tremendous loss.
“I was so grateful to be able to donate milk in honor of both of my children! My daughter was born at 24 weeks. Unfortunately, we did not get to bring her home from the hospital.
The time we spent in the NICU has forever imprinted on my heart. When my son was born, donating my oversupply was a meaningful way for me to be able to parent both of my kids. Providing even a small amount of help to babies in the NICU brought me closer to my daughter!”
If you’re a new mom who wants to help babies in need, we would love to hear from you. Visit milkbank.org/donate-milk to schedule a screening call.
Sharing is caring - something this little milk donor knows oh-so-well! Hope your day is as cute as this guy! 😍
Twice as nice!
Thank you, donor mom Andrea, here with her twin boys Guillermo and Fernando, for stopping by to drop off some liquid gold.
Donors like Andrea make what we do here at MMBA possible. If you’re interested in becoming a donor, set up a call with us today! milkbank.org/donate-milk/
Have you wondered why the Milk Bank doesn’t defer moms who have caffeine in their diets? ☕☕☕
Caffeine appears in breastmilk rapidly after mom drinks it. You might notice that your baby is jittery if you have had multiple cups or other sources of caffeine in a day. The solution? Cut back to accommodate your infant’s response.
For preterm infants, caffeine is actually helpful. It’s given daily in the neonatal intensive care units because it helps preterm infants avoid breathing issues.
Moderation is key. Although an absolute safe intake is not clearly defined, think about limiting your intake to no more than five cups a day.
🎃 October is finally here! 🎃
Happy spooky season to all who celebrate!
📣 📣📣 Attention all Wheatsville Food Co-op owners! We are proud to announce that we’re a 2024 Wheatsville Community Action nominee.
The Wheatsville Community Action program allows customers to round up the total of their purchase to the nonprofit of the month, known as a Community Action member. Nonprofits apply to become Community Action members, and Wheatsville owners vote for 12 of those nonprofits for the upcoming year.
If you’re a Wheatsville owner, please consider voting for us in the 2024 Community Action lineup election. Voting ends on November 8, so don’t delay. In 2022, Wheatsville rounded up $121,456.72 for Austin nonprofits!
For this Throwback Thursday, we’re celebrating two of our favorite things: breastfeeding and dance parties. 💃 💃
Visit the link in our bio to reminisce about this glorious World Breastfeeding Day dance at Zilker Park in 2010.
Hailey’s journey as both a donor and recipient mom has been an epic one.
We’re so grateful for Hailey’s generosity with both her milk and her story. Learn more about her experience here: bit.ly/3c0aH4C
Visit bit.ly/3FxXZV0 to start your milk donor journey.
We applaud Huston-Tillotson University for joining MMBA in their effort to increase and diversify the doula workforce.
This new program trains doulas, midwives, and lactation consultants to combat Texas’s high maternal mortality rate, particularly among Black women. Read more here: bit.ly/48rGPGT
Huston-Tillotson University wants to improve maternal health outcomes by training more doulas A new partnership between the university and BlueCross BlueShield of Texas aims to curb maternal deaths, especially among Black women, by adding more culturally informed doulas into the workforce.
Have you voted for us through Target Circle? If not, there’s still time! See how you can help direct Target’s giving to benefit our organization and the community.
🎵 Donating’s so nice, donor mom Clarissa did it twice! 🎵 Thank you, Clarissa!
“I’m glad MMBA accepted me as a donor for the second time. My first time being a donor was in 2018. My daughter was nine months old. I was clueless about donating until I did more research after noticing my freezer had no more space. I was able to donate only once my first time around.
My second time was with my son, who was born prematurely. I started my donating journey when he was only a month old. I'm excited that I could start my journey earlier and donate more than the first time. It felt good to be able to help other babies in need. This year has been tough on moms, due to formula shortages. I encourage other moms who can produce extra milk to donate to MMBA.”
Start your donating journey today. Visit milkbank.org/donate-milk to learn more.
Mila here looks pretty proud of the bounty of liquid gold she and her mama, Ivette, have shared with other little ones.
So far, Ivette and Mila have donated 708 ounces of donor human milk!
Remember, the donor process takes only four steps to complete and requires only 100 ounces pumped over time.
Do you want to be a lifesaver? Visit milkbank.org/donate-milk to begin the process.
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