Your Support is Needed!
Breast milk is particularly important for pre-term infants and the small proportion of term infants with very low birth weight; they are at increased risk of infection, long-term ill-health, and death.
–World Health Organization
As a supporter of the Mothers' Milk Bank of New England, you will be making an important contribution to promoting breastfeeding and donor human milk banking throughout New England. You will be helping premature and ill babies and their families to get the best care. Your donation is tax deductible!
There are many ways you can support us.
Mother's Day AppealEach year MMBNE holds a Mother's Day appeal to support milk bank
operations and to honor mothers, grandmothers, aunts and friends.
This yearly appeal focuses on raising much-needed funds from friends
and family one letter at a time. A letter of appreciation will be sent to
the donor and a Mother’s Day Card acknowledging the gift will be sent
to the honoree.
Goodsearch & Goodshop: A two-for-one easy fundraiserGoodsearch.com is a search engine, similar to Google or Yahoo. Each time you use it, Goodsearch contributes a little over one cent to the cause you choose. Make goodsearch.com your default search engine and with each search you will be making a contribution to MMBNE.
Goodshop.com brings together over 700 online stores, giving a percentage of your online purchases to your cause. The next time you want to shop online, go to goodshop.com and see if your store is listed, then order through Goodshop. If we each designate MMBNE as our cause, the pennies will add up to needed funds to help premature and sick babies throughout New England to receive human milk.
How your donations help
- $150 provides milk for a full term baby in need for one day.
- $200 pays for donor screening for a new donor mother
- $800 provides donor milk for a full herm baby in need for one week.
- $1,000 pays for a freezer to store our milk
- $5,000 pays for a pasteurizer
Donate Now!If you are making a donation in honor of someone, please send us an email and we will be happy to send them a card.
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