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
By the time I was age twenty-five, my husband and I had degrees in hand and college done. I had already been a birthing partner for friends and taken so many classes for my major that covered birth. I felt super confident when we decided that year to start our family. We felt very happy when I got pregnant the
I had moved halfway across the world from India to the US just 6 weeks before I delivered, to start a new job. Things were fine until the last few appointments when the doctor flagged that they were concerned about our baby’s growth. We kept a close watch and at 35 weeks, on a routine visit, I was diagnosed with
This story takes us back a few years, to the fall of 2015, when Milk Bank WGL was just getting ready to open our doors. We put out the call to our friends and family looking for a local artist. We needed to find the right person to paint the backdrop for our Poppy’s Dream Bereavement Milk Donation Memorial Wall.
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