The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) mobilizes the healing power of donor milk by accrediting nonprofit milk banks in the US and Canada and setting international guidelines for pasteurized donor human milk. Find out more.
Our 27 members help mothers donate their extra breast milk for use by fragile infants as medicine. Our efforts ensure that the process is evidence-based and clinically sound. Together, we advocate for donor milk as a universal standard of care, regardless of ability to pay.
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The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) and its 27 nonprofit human milk bank members reached new heights in 2018, with donor human milk distribution at almost 6.5 million ounces dispensed to fragile babies throughout Canada and the US.
The new 2019 edition and fourth edition of HMBANA’s, “Best Practice for Expressing, Storing and Handling Human Milk in Hospitals, Homes, and Child Care Settings” is now available for purchase.
This guide provides recommendations on expressing, storing, and handling human milk based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence, and, where that is lacking, expert opinion. It includes ten sections, plus eight additional appendices.