Welcome to our most recent hospital to begin using donor milk as standard of care in their NICU, the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine
Hospitals now using MMBNE donor milk as standard of care in their NICUs or nurseries.
Albany Medical Center (Albany, NY)
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Medical Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Catholic Medical Center (Manchester, NH)
Concord Hospital (Concord, NH)
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Manchester, NH)
Elliot Hospital (Manchester, NH)
Maine Medical Center (Portland, ME)
MassGeneral Hospital for Children
MCG Health (Augusts, GA)
Monmouth Medical Center (Long Branch, NJ)
St. Barnabas Medical Center (Livingston,NJ)
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center (Nashua, New Hampshire)
South Shore Hospital
Tufts Medical Center
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Wentworth Douglas Hospital (Dover, NH)
Winthrop Hospital (Beth Page, NY)
In the last half of 2012, 18 hospitals from all over the east coast ordered milk from MMBNE for their premature and sick babies.
Human milk is sometimes called "liquid gold." This reflects the golden hue of colostrum, a mother's first milk, and more importantly, the value of the irreproducible nutrients, antibodies, and growth factors babies receive with each nursing.
Numerous studies prove the nutritional and immunologic qualities of human milk and support its use as a preventive treatment for many diseases. Throughout history and around the world, mothers have shared their unique wealth with other mothers and babies.
The Mothers' Milk Bank of New England is a non-profit community milk bank operating under the guidelines of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). Our goal is to provide donated, pasteurized human milk to babies in fragile health throughout the New England area.
Many mothers of ill and premature infants are unable to provide enough milk for their babies. The gift of human milk can mean the difference between life and death for these infants. MMBNE is proud to be part of this tradition.
MMBNE's new booklet, "Use of Pasteurized Donor Human Milk as NICU Standard of Care" provides hospitals with a template for establishing a NICU donor milk program, as well as samples of protocols for staff, education flyers and informed consent for parents.
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Fall 2012 Newsletter Available
See the Spring 2011 Newsletter.
Breast milk from donors is proving helpful in the Brigham’s neonatal ICU
Boston Globe article about donor milk.
MMBNE Executive Director on WBUR
A recent Radio Boston show featuring Executive Director Naomi Bar-Yam.
Milk Banks & Wet Nursing
An article from the Hartford Advocate.
A recent Newsweek article on milk banking.
Mothers' Milk Bank of New England
PO Box 60-0091 Newtonville, MA 02460
Office phone: 617-527-6263