Who we are
The Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes provides pasteurized donor human milk to premature and critically ill babies, supports moms who donate milk after loss, and distributes reduced cost or free donor milk to chronically ill middle and low income children.
Whether you’re looking to learn more about donating or obtaining life-saving donor milk, or interested in starting the conversation about working with our devoted, talented team, we’re eager to hear from you. Take the next step and contact us now.
Donor & Recipient Stories
Brittany’s Story: The power of giving back!
My husband, Sam, and I became parents on Mother’s Day when we welcomed our son, Titus. Complications during labor led to an emergency C-section, and I was under general anesthesia for surgery. I woke up frightened, alone, and shaking from a cocktail of hormones and anesthesia, looking around for my baby only to be informed that my baby needed
A first time mom and certified lactation specialist full circle journey.
I am a first-time mom to a beautiful little girl, certified lactation specialist, and milk bank employee! As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I chose a midwifery group for my prenatal care, hired a doula, and prepared myself in many ways for our baby girl’s birth. From my time with the milk bank and learning about
In Honor of a Friend: Claire’s Donor Story
At 36 weeks, I noticed my baby wasn’t moving. My doctor found he was distressed, so we immediately induced labor. After about 24 hours, we noticed that he wasn't responding well to contractions, so we scheduled an immediate C-section. My "perfectly smooth" pregnancy turned out to be an extremely high risk after we discovered the cord was wrapped around his
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