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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.

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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.

For any questions, please contact info@milkbankwgl.org

Donor & Recipient Stories

Mateo’s Recipient Story

September 14th, 2020|

I am a doula, a social worker, and a strong, well-educated woman; but despite all of my knowledge, when my son was admitted to the NICU, I was scared. He wasn’t due to arrive until the end of October, but Mateo made his surprise entrance on 09/30/19. I was getting ready to head in to work when I felt something

Katherine’s Donor Story

July 8th, 2020|

Before my first daughter was born, people would ask me if I was going to breastfeed or do formula. My immediate reaction was, “I’m not sure – we’ll see what happens.” There were plenty of things to worry about, and I did not want to put pressure on myself. I figured feeding my baby was the key thing, and what

Bereavement Milk Donation: Shining Stars Offer Light After Loss

June 30th, 2020|

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.

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