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
When I was pregnant with my son, Jack, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. It wasn’t a common thing in my family of origin, but I knew the general health benefits for baby and wanted to do my best. “First 6 months, then maybe a year,” I told myself. Little did I know, I’d nurse him for over 2 years.
Hi there! My name is Caitlin Joestgen and I am from Milwaukee, WI. My son Henry was born in April of 2020. Giving birth and becoming a first-time Mom during a global pandemic has been a very unique experience. Donating is something that has made me feel closer to other parents and babies during this time of uncertainty. I feel
By the time I was age twenty-five, my husband and I had degrees in hand and college done. I had already been a birthing partner for friends and taken so many classes for my major that covered birth. I felt super confident when we decided that year to start our family. We felt very happy when I got pregnant the
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