News & Events
Thank You for Celebrating National Breastfeeding Month with MMBA!
The Milk Bank was busy with a lot of exciting events during August.
We kicked off the month by attending four great Latch On events.
The Natural Baby Company Baby Earth
On August 8th we gathered at City Hall with Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition to celebrate Breastfeeding Month with a Mayoral Proclamation.
A special congratulations to the City of Austin—all city workplaces are now Mother-Friendly!
After the Proclamation we were off to the Round Rock Express Game, as the featured non-profit of the night. It was a great night for a baseball game (despite the final score!) and we were able to spread the word about milk banking to a new audience.
Our 2nd Annual Breastfeeding and Milk Banking Awareness Concert was loads of fun! We saw old friends and made new friends, and all enjoyed beautiful music from talented musician, Lex Land.
Over 30 donors, healthcare providers, and community members visited our lab during our week of
Milk and Cookie Tours. We even had several moms start the screening process on the spot!
We closed out a busy and successful month with the Austin Appreciation Event at the Austin Zoo. This event is one of our favorites each year as it makes it possible for us to say THANK YOU in person to our milk donors and supporters who help us fulfill our mission of saving the lives of fragile babies.
A huge THANK YOU to all of our amazing sponsors!
Austin Zoo, Avent Phillips, Baby Earth, Beco Baby Carrier, Central Market, The Natural Baby Company, Phil's Icehouse, Round Rock Express, Taco Deli, Torchy's Tacos, White Loft, and Wonder Bumper.
Read this article to find out more about one of our donors, Alison, who came up with a creative way to help fragile babies with her milk, and raise money for our Charitable Care Program at the same time. What a life-saver!
Thank you to Community Impact Newspaper for the outstanding article about MMBA and our life-saving work!
Congratulations to the Milk Depot at Memorial Hermann Katy, they are celebrating their one year anniversary. To read more about this successful depot see the article in the Ultimate Katy.
May 10th 2013, MMBA opened a new Milk Depot at the Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center. We celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting event and wonderful stories on ACB13, and in the Cypress Creek Mirror.
Thank you to the Statesman for the story about donor moms April MacMillan and April Russell.
Fox8 of North Carolina did a good job of presenting the serious implications of informal sharing of milk.
The Milk Bank is excited to announce that Kim Updegrove, executive director, will bring her expertise and perspective to her new role as president of HMBANA. For more details see the press release.
Pregnancy & Newborn posted a great Q&A piece about the importance of milk banking. See the article at Pregnancy & Newborn.