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
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
Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes (Milk Bank WGL) proudly unveiled Poppy’s Dream bereavement memorial on January 13, 2018. More than 100 local families have chosen to donate milk after loss. Over 40 of these families attended the unveiling event; with nearly half traveling many hours from throughout Illinois and Wisconsin – a true testament to the importance of this program.
NICU Graduate London and her family share their experiences and their gratitude for the ability to use donor milk.
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