Donated breast milk
is safe for me to drink.

Breast milk is
easy to digest
in my tummy.

Breast milk is
natural and
natures best.

Breast milk gives me
antibodies to
fight infections.

Breast milk makes
me strong enough
to go home to my family.

Our goal is to establish a milk bank in Minnesota

Breast Milk for Babies is proud to be supported by the following individuals and organizations for its work to establish a Minnesota pasteurized donor milk bank affiliated with HMBANA.

Hennepin County Public Health
Susan Palchick, Ph.D., MPH
Public Health Director

North Memorial Health Hospital

“A milk bank in Minnesota would allow for timely access to breast milk for those in need.”

Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition

Minnesota Perinatal Organization

Twin Cities Medical Society

Pamela Heggie, MD, IBCLC, FAAP, FABM – Pediatrics
Central Pediatrics, St. Paul, MN

Abraham Jacob, MD, MHA – Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Chief Medical Officer, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

Dana Rae Barr, MD, FAAFP – Family Medicine
Hennepin County Medical Center

Michael Georgieff, MD – Neonatology
Division Head, Neonatology, University of Minnesota

Thomas George, MD, FAAP – Neonatology
Medical Director of NICU, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

Nancy Fahim, MD – Neonatology
University of Minnesota, North Memorial, and Maple Grove Hospitals

Raghavendra Rao, MD – Neonatology
University of Minnesota

James Winter, MD – Neonatology
University of Minnesota

Katie Satrom, MD – Neonatology
University of Minnesota

Cheryl Gale, MD – Neonatology
University of Minnesota

Kari Roberts, MD – Neonatology
University of Minnesota

Sixto F. Guiang III, MD – Neonatology
University of Minnesota
“This is a much needed facility.”

Tate Gisslen, MD – Neonatology
University of Minnesota

North Memorial Laborist Association – OB/GYN
Drs. Stanhope, Tessmer-Tuck, Walczak, Princ, and Arnold

Teresa Kovarik, MD – Pediatrics
Health Partners

Carl B Burkland, MD – Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
North Memorial Hospital

Rahul Tamhane, MD-PhD – Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics
North Memorial Hospital

Chad Ramler, MD – Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics
North Memorial Hospital

Catherine Villanueva, PA-C – Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics
North Memorial Hospital

Craig Zlimen
“Congratulations! This is a win for all new babies!”

Lynn Carpentier, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Laura Duckett, BSN, MS, PhD, MPH, RN, Associate Professor
University of Minnesota
School of Nursing and Center for Spirituality & Healing

Ellen W Demerath, PhD
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Melissa Eager, Medela
“Donor milk is so important to Minnesota neonates!”

Motherlove Herbal Company

Minneapolis Healthy Start

What is a Milk Bank?

A milk bank is a facility which collects and processes human donor milk for distribution to infants who need breast milk.

Why Human Donor Milk?

Feeding human donor milk to babies who are sick or premature is essential to their long-term health.