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Give the Gift of Life this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Life this Holiday Season: Donate Milk

This holiday season, while we decorate our homes and exchange gifts with loved ones, many premature and medically fragile babies are fighting for their lives in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across North America. We need your help!

The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) calls on lactating people to join us in an important mission – providing life-saving donor milk to premature and sick infants. The joy of giving takes on a new meaning when you become a milk donor to your local milk bank.

HMBANA milk banks play a crucial role in collecting, pasteurizing, and distributing donor milk to NICUs, ensuring that the most fragile infants have access to the essential nutrients and antibodies found in human milk. However, during this time of year, donations tend to decrease, making your contributions even more critical.

Why Donate Breast Milk?

  • Breast milk is a precious resource that provides optimal nutrition and essential immune support for premature and ill infants.
  • Donating milk can save lives and improve the health outcomes of babies in need.
  • Your generosity can bring comfort and hope to families facing challenging times during the holidays.

This season of giving let's come together as a community and share the gift of life by donating milk to HMBANA milk banks. Your act of generosity can change the trajectory of a baby's life and bring comfort to their families. Join us in making this holiday season truly magical.

For more information on how to become a milk donor, please visit our website at and go to “find a milk bank.”