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 Austin mom donates about 14 gallons of breast milk to local milk bank

October 12, 2018

"For months, Randan Steinhauser pumped breast milk, in hopes her seven-week premature twin daughters would be able to drink it once they got out of the hospital. "The one thing that I could do when I was at home, to feel connected to them when I was at home, was to pump," Steinhauser said."

Austin Moms Blog

 Top non-profits for moms

September 12, 2018

"I live here, I give here. This statement is powerful, and it shows that we can make a difference with our money, time, and talent in the city we love so dearly. I’ve rounded up 12 of my favorite nonprofits for moms in Austin. I chose these because they have a clear mission and strong impact, and I have had a personal experience either volunteering with or donating to most of them as well."

Motherhood is a Team Sport Podcast

  Tune in on itunes to Episode 1.

Alex Winkleman, founder of a fast-growing digital community of moms called Helly My Tribe, sat down with our Executive Director Kim Updegrove during National Breastfeeding Month to learn all about milk banking and the urgent need for donor human milk.

 

The First Latch Podcast

Listen in itunes to Episode 9.

Barbara Demske (RN, BSN) invited our Executive Director Kim Updegrove onto her breastfeeding-centered podcast for an episode dedicated to breastmilk donation.

 

CBS Austin

Making a Difference - Moms Helping Moms
May 11, 2018

Haley downplays the gifts she has to give – love and devotion to her son whom she nurtured through the NICU stay and beyond; dedication to creating the precious milk first provided to her son by donors to the Milk Bank; time, energy, and expertise for volunteer milk bank processing and data collation. And her husband volunteers his engineering skill to improving MMBA processing efficiency. Haley’s family welcomed a surviving premature infant due in large part to donor human milk, and they back triple-fold. As a bonus our staff gets to see Ethan from time to time – such a cutie! Haley and her family agreed to interview with CBS Austin’s Allison Miller and share their story.

Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin Dispenses 5 Million Ounces

Read the official Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin Press release

Mothers’ Milk Bank of Austin reaches 5 million ounces donated
Austin 360, Dec. 14, 2017

"As of Thursday, Mothers’ Milk Bank of Austin officially has distributed 5 million ounces of breast milk to preterm and medically fragile babies since it opened in 1999. The milk has been donated by more than 8,000 mothers, and been given to more than 29,000 babies from around the country."

 

Austin-American Statesman

Community News
Austin American-Statesman, Dec. 15, 2017

“Every ounce of milk dispensed represents a compassionate gift from a donor, and a lifesaving gift to a recipient. Over the past 18 years, with the support of our community, we have expanded our impact to serve babies in need across Texas and 22 other states,” said Kim Updegrove, Milk Bank’s executive director said in a news release. “We couldn’t save lives without the dedication of the mothers who donate their milk, the financial supporters who make sure that we have the resources to never turn someone away, and the volunteers who make our work possible.”

ATX Woman Magazine

Banking on Breast Milk
July 2017

Read the exciting article about our Executive Director, Kim Updegrove, and her journey to becoming the ED of the largest Milk Bank in North America. "After 30 years spent working in the health sector, matched with her extensive experience directing the largest milk bank in the country, Updegrove says her passion for helping those in need often surpasses her business objectives."

Travis County Medical Journal

Saving Lives One Drop at a Time
May-June 2017

The Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin is proud to be featured in the May-June 2017 Edition of the Travis County Medical Journal on page 28. Click here to read the article.

 

 

 

Mothers' Milk Bank & Zilker Brewing Beer, Babies & Boobs

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Learn How You Can Help Babies in Need
Studio 512 - February 1, 2017

What if just by enjoying a delicious drink at Zilker Brewing Company you could also help provide some of the most fragile of babies with the nutrition they need to survive and thrive? It’s a no brainer. Kim Updegrove is executive director of Mothers’ Milk Bank–she’s here to tell us about the upcoming Beer, Babies and Boobs kick off party. Mothers’ Milk Bank provides donor milk to tiny babies who need it. Beer, Babies and Boobs is happening Thursday, February 2nd from 5 to 7 at Zilker Tap Room. For more information go to milkbank.org. Watch the Video.

Throughout February, Zilker Brewing is raising money for Mothers' Milk Bank
Austin 360​ - January 24, 2017

Mothers’ Milk Bank is an awesome organization, if only because it’s one of the most prominent local organizations to make breast milk cool. There’s the La Leche League of Central Texas, which helps thousands of local women get through the crazy journey that is breastfeeding, but Mothers’ Milk Bank serves a different purpose: To collect extra milk from lactating women in Central Texas for premature babies who need it. Read More. 

Mothers' Milk Bank Sip & Slab Celebration

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Mothers' Milk Bank moving, expected to double production
Austin American Statesman​ - January 9, 2017

Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin is transforming a warehuse off Airport Boulebard into its new location, expected to open at the end of march. The site will allow the bank to double its production in the next two years. Read More.

Hey, baby, Milk Bank scores bigger HQ in Austin
Dallas Sun​ - January 7, 2017

Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin — the largest distributor of human milk in the country — is preparing to move into a property it purchased last year at 5925 Dillard Circle near the Austin Community College campus at the former Highland Mall. Read More.

Hey, baby, Milk Bank scores bigger HQ in Austin
Austin Business Journal​ - January 6, 2017

Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin — the largest distributor of human milk in the country — is preparing to move into a property it purchased last year at 5925 Dillard Circle near the Austin Community College campus at the former Highland Mall. Read More.

New Mothers’ Milk Bank of Austin site will allow twice the babies to be served
​Austin 360​ - January 3, 2017

Tuesday we toured the under-construction site of Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin’s new location, which is expected to open at the end of March. The site will allow the bank to double its production in the next two years.