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
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
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.
I am the mom of four kids and I proudly breastfed all of them. Almost five years after giving birth to my twins, who both had a short stay in the NICU, I had the honor of helping two of my friends grow their family by being their surrogate. I carried their baby boy and gave him a safe place to grow until it was time to meet his dads and big sister.
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