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
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.
When I was 33 weeks pregnant my son Oliver was diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction. My first son, George, who is now 3, was born low birth weight and small for gestational age. George had to be in the NICU for several days after birth due to hypoglycemia. When George was in the NICU we didn’t know that donor breastmilk could have
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.
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