About Us

About Us - scenes from the milk bank

Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast, a nonprofit community milk bank accredited by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA), provides pasteurized donor human milk to babies in fragile health throughout the Northeastern United States.

As the premier regional milk bank in the Northeastern United States, Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast employs a professional staff that provides reliable, trusted service to hospitals; compassionate, efficient support to recipient families; and friendly, expert screening to milk donors.   

Founded in 2006, the organization opened its doors in 2008 and received its HMBANA certification in 2011. With tissue bank licenses in the three states that require them—New York, California, and Maryland—the milk bank is committed to serving a broad range of recipients and donors.  Over 100 hospitals in 11 states use our milk in their neonatal intensive care units, special care nurseries, and well-baby units. Families with preterm and full-term babies throughout the country order milk as well. Over 10,000 donors to date have trusted us with their milk, which they can ship free or drop off at one of 28 depots in 9 states.  

Essential to the milk bank’s mission is engagement in the larger landscape of breastfeeding support, in which donor milk plays a critical role. Whether participating in cutting-edge research at teaching hospitals, working with state and local breastfeeding coalitions, or presenting educational sessions at local and national conferences, staff and board members are committed to ensuring that milk donation become as widely known to the public as blood donation.

Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast: Safe. Trusted. Lifesaving.