From the milk bank

(February 12, 2016) HMBANA and its member milk banks share the concerns of families dealing with Zika virus and its seemingly-related microcephalic conditions of newborn infants. The Zika virus is transmitted primarily via mosquito bite, but pending further research person-to-person transmission cannot be ruled out. To...

(September 1, 2015) Enough funding to get started? Check. Have a space? Check. Equipment ordered? Check. What’s missing? YOU. Yes, finally the time has come to talk about donating breast milk. You see, donors are the superstars of the milk bank. And obviously, without donors, there’d be no milk bank. Our goal...

(August 1, 2015) Our region takes care of our own. It’s what we do. Since starting this project, more than 18 months ago, we have gotten countless calls from women anxious for us to open so they can donate milk. Before we can accept one ounce...

(August 1, 2014) Why are so many babies without their mother’s milk? Many people are surprised to learn that up to 70% of mothers who have a baby in the NICU have difficulty providing an adequate supply initially. There many factors that can contribute to...