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 28 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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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.
The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) is seeking speakers for the 8th International Conference on Human Milk Banking in Austin, Texas on April 20-21, 2020.
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.