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

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.


Including donor milk in prenatal education helps teach parents their options. By the time donor milk is needed, a newborn might be sick and parents might be exhausted and stressed out. Knowing about milk banking ahead of time can help.