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Establish a Milk Bank

Are You Interested in Developing a Nonprofit Milk Bank?

Developing milk banks must be located within the United States or Canada and be initiated with strong community support. Accreditation requires adherence to HMBANA’s “Guidelines for the Establishment and Operation of a Donor Human Milk Bank.” 

While HMBANA provides mentorship, accreditation, and membership, it does not provide funding.

Before developing a milk bank, one should consider whether one’s state, province, or broader area already has a milk bank, and whether creating a milk collection depot or dispensary site might be more suitable.

There is a detailed process for becoming a developing milk bank that is eligible for HMBANA accreditation and membership. For more information please contact us.