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National Breastfeeding Month

In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, we will be celebrating all August long, and we hope you will get in on the fun! Join us for family-friendly activities to help us raise awareness about the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin, meet fellow supporters, and educate our community about the importance of breastfeeding and the lifesaving impact that donor human milk has on the fragile infants we serve. 

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

Breastfeeding Month Kick-Off Concert!
Saturday, August 1st from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Central Market North
Have a rockin’ good time kicking off World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month by joining us for our fourth annual breastfeeding awareness concert! This breastfeeding and milk banking awareness concert is FREE and family-friendly, and it is featuring Brazilian funk music by Macaxeira Funk, some great door prizes, and a City of Austin Breastfeeding Proclamation!

Take me out to the Ball Game!
Tuesday, August 25th at 7:05 p.m. at the Dell Diamond
Step up to the plate and help celebrate milk banking and breastfeeding with us at the Dell Diamond as we cheer on the Round Rock Express! Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin will be the featured non-profit of the night and $2 from every ticket purchased by our supporters will go to the Milk Bank’s Charitable Care Program.

To support the Milk Bank by purchasing tickets, go to www.roundrockexpress.com/aug25 and enter “milkbank” in the Special Offer Code box and hit submit. Then select “Infield Reserved” section 117 where all MMBA supporters will be seated and choose the number of “$7 Mothers’ Milk Bank Group” tickets you would like to purchase. Stop by our exhibit table to say hello in 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 learn what happens after milk is 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 17th from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 18th from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 19th from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 20th from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Friday, August 21st from 11:00-12:00 p.m.

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

Amplify Austin

Amplify Austin 2015 was a big success for the milk bank! We raised over $25,000 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!


Latest News

Thank you to WDAM for featuring our Forrest General depot!

For the fifth 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! 

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, one of our newest depot sites, was featured in an article in Houston Style Magazine.

Many thanks to Born to be Breastfed, Marie Biancuzzo’s radio program on Voice of America, for featuring the Milk Bank’s Executive Director Kim Updegrove on their recent episode about milk banking. Click here to listen to Kim talk about the importance of milk banking and answer some frequently asked questions about donating to a non-profit milk bank.

Thank you to Radio Mujer Internacional for giving a shout out to the Milk Bank on their radio show Mamamundi during a segment about breastfeeding! Listen to the show in Spanish here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U1VcE91FNg

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 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.