Our Work

Imagine the day when all babies who need safe pasteurized donor human milk have access, regardless of their family's ability to pay.

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 donor milk safety.

Our member milk banks help mothers donate their extra breast milk for use by fragile infants as medicine after it is pooled, pasteurized, and tested. 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 the ability to pay.