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In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, we will be celebrating and educating all August long with a variety of family-friendly events. We hope you will join us for these fun activities to help us raise awareness about the Milk Bank, to meet fellow MMBA supporters, and to demonstrate to our community the value of breastfeeding, in particular the lifesaving impact that breast milk has on the preterm and medically fragile infants we serve.

Here’s an overview of the MMBA sponsored festivities taking place during National Breastfeeding Month:

Breastfeeding Month Kick-Off Concert, Featuring Elizabeth McQueen
Thursday, August 7th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Central Market North
Join us for awesome music, prizes and of course lots of fun at our third annual breastfeeding month concert! Featuring the highly acclaimed Austin musician Elizabeth McQueen, this breastfeeding and milk banking awareness concert is FREE and family-friendly!

Let’s Play Ball!
Tuesday, August 12th at 7:00 p.m. at the Dell Diamond
Spend the evening with us at the Dell Diamond as we celebrate milk banking and breastfeeding while cheering on the Round Rock Express. Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin will be the featured non-profit of the night. Visit www.rrexpress.com/aug12 to purchase half-price tickets for Infield Reserved seats in section 113 where all MMBA supporters will be seated. Don't forget to wear your Milk Bank t-shirt or onesie!

Take a Peek Inside Our Lab!
Dates and time listed below at the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin
Curious to see what goes on in our lab after milk has been donated? If so, join us for a Milk & Cookies Tour of the Milk Bank lab followed by milk (or coffee) and cookies. Feel free to bring your kids along! Space is limited, so please RSVP to Allie at allison@milkbank.org if you are interested in attending.

  • Monday, August 18th from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 19th from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 20th from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 21st from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 22nd from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

We Appreciate YOU! 
Check your inbox for an official invite coming soon! 
Join us at our Austin Donor Appreciation Event for a fun-filled morning of food, prizes and exploration at the Austin Zoo on Saturday, August 23rd! We are so grateful for everything our amazing Austin area milk donors, recipient families, healthcare providers, milk depots, volunteers and supporters do for us! Incredible people like you make it possible for the Milk Bank to fulfill our mission to save the lives of medically fragile infants.

For more information about any of the upcoming August events, please contact Allie at allison@milkbank.org or 512-494-0800.

Thank you to Amy's Ice Creams, Austin Toros, Balboa Baby, Castle Hill Fitness, CorePower Yoga, Hey Cupcake!, Kendra Scott Jewelry, Maudie's Tex Mex, Searsucker, Snap Kitchen, Special Addition, and White Loft for donating wonderful door prizes for our events!

And a very special thank you to our friends at Central MarketRound Rock Express, and the Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary for supporting our National Breastfeeding Month events!

 

Here are some other great events celebrating National Breastfeeding Month that our community partners are hosting:


Movie Screening & Austin Breastfeeding Proclamation
Saturday, August 9th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Alamo Drafthouse on Slaughter Lane
Join Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition for a movie screening of The Milky Way: Every Mother Has a Story at the Alamo Drafthouse on Slaughter Lane.  A panel discussion with special guests will follow the film, and City Council Member Laura Morrison will present a Proclamation. Tickets for the screening can be purchased on KeepAustinBreastfeeding.org.

Latch on Texas
Saturday, August 2nd from 10:30 a.m. to 10:31 a.m.
This statewide event aims to promote and support breastfeeding by having mothers across the state breastfeeding their babies simultaneously. Visit http://texasbreastfeedingcoalition.org/latch-texas/ to see if there is a Latch On Texas event site located near you!

Latest News

On June 19, 2014, the Milk Bank hosted Under the Milky Way, an appreciation event for our Friends of the Milk Bank, which benefitted the Milk Bank's Charitable Care Program

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to celebrate with us! Visit our Facebook page to see event photos. Pictures from the photo booth are available here. You can view images, download files, or order prints as often as you like until August 3, 2014. Here's a sneak peak!

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A special thank you to event sponsor Lansinoh for supporting Under the Milky Way.

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For the fourth year in a row, the milk bank walked as a team in the annual March for Babies Austin event benefitting March of Dimes, a nonprofit that shares our goal to improve the outcomes for premature and ill infants. It was wonderful to see lots of moms using our Lactation & Changing Station, and so many people there showing their support for fragile babies! 

Thanks to everyone who came out to cheer us on during Philanthropitch! The Milk Bank was 1 of 8 nonprofit finalists who pitched in front of a panel of judges and audience members for human and financial capital. We were awarded nearly $10,000 to support our groundbreaking Research Program!

Thank you to the Statesman for this story on the great needs of preterm infants and the necessary expansion of the milk bank to meet that need.

We’re excited to announce the opening of a new depot site at East Austin CommUnityCare! Click here for information on the depot’s address and hours when donors can drop off their milk. 

Amplify Austin was a big success for the milk bank! We raised nearly $30,000 for our Charitable Care Program which will help us serve more tiny babies whose families are not able to afford lifesaving donor human milk. We are so grateful for the dedication and enthusiasm of all of our supporters and sponsors—we couldn’t have done it without you!

We had so much interest in our Ta-Ta shirts that we have decided to sell them!  A portion of each order will benefit the Milk Bank’s Charitable Care Program.  Order your new shirt today! All orders can be sent to info@milkbank.org.

2013 was a record-breaking year for the milk bank! Check out our latest eNews to learn more.

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.