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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.

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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

A first time mom and certified lactation specialist full circle journey.

November 4th, 2022|

  I am a first-time mom to a beautiful little girl, certified lactation specialist, and milk bank employee! As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I chose a midwifery group for my prenatal care, hired a doula, and prepared myself in many ways for our baby girl’s birth. From my time with the milk bank and learning about

In Honor of a Friend: Claire’s Donor Story

July 20th, 2022|

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

Poppy’s Dream: How over 100 local families made an impact after experiencing a loss.

April 7th, 2022|

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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