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

HMBANA’s membership recently appointed four new board members and extended the term of its incumbent board secretary for another two years. Board members were sought to enhance diversity of thought and representation, and bring an awareness either by experience or expertise of the need for expanded access to donor human milk in healthcare settings.

HMBANA is seeking new board members with expertise in the health care, legal and business fields, nonprofit management, research, milk donation, or other skill sets that serve HMBANA’s mission.

Member milk banks came to Chicago this month to participate in HMBANA’s 2019 symposium on milk banking. They attended a keynote session on equity and multiple sessions on milk processing, donor screening, communications and outreach, and more.