HMBANA believes in a world where all infants have access to human milk through support of breastfeeding and use of pasteurized donor human milk.

HMBANA is seeking new board members with expertise in the health care, legal and business fields, nonprofit management, research, milk donation, or other skill sets that serve HMBANA’s mission.

Member milk banks came to Chicago this month to participate in HMBANA’s 2019 symposium on milk banking. They attended a keynote session on equity and multiple sessions on milk processing, donor screening, communications and outreach, and more.

HMBANA’s partner organization PATH, an international health organization, has published “Strengthening Human Milk Banking: A Resource Toolkit for Establishing and Integrating Human Milk Banks,” a new set of global, freely accessible resources.