Mother’s Milk Bank Bereavement Program in Austin

Mother's Milk Bank Bereavement Program

The Bereavement Program of the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin recognizes that the loss of your child is a profoundly sad experience. There are no words to adequately explain or sympathize when a family experiences loss at any time during the pregnancy, labor or delivery, or afterwards.

Losing my beautiful baby boy is something that I’ll never understand. He was born and loved, and then so sick and small that he left us. We will never be the same. Grieving Mother

MMBA recognizes that many health care providers have a difficult time discussing loss with families. Our Bereavement Program was created to help both providers and families understand breast milk production, and if milk donation is desired, to understand how donated milk can help others even in situations of grief.

Helping other babies helped me. My milk kept coming, and I kept pumping, because I know that my daughter would have wanted me to help other tiny babies. I am grateful for the opportunity. Grieving Mother

Our Teardrops and Milkdrops brochure was created as a means of answering basic questions about lactation when bereaved, in particular, what options are available to either eliminate breast milk or donate it to a milk bank in order to help others. Available to health care facilities, providers, and moms at no charge, this brochure in Spanish and English explains why lactation happens, and what choices moms have to handle it. 

If you want to donate milk, or at least explore the option, email Laura, call us at 512-494-0800 or complete the form at the right.

MMBA, a nonprofit milk bank, screens donors verbally and in writing, for lifestyle and medical risk factors. Grieving mothers who wish to donate milk must be screened, but their milk is accepted whether or not they are on medications or herbs, and no matter how much milk she has. We do this to facilitate healing…to somehow create some hope in the helping of others during this difficult time of grief. Every baby deserves human milk and every grieving parent deserves to heal. 

Donor milk is a short-term investment with a life-long payoff because human milk-fed infants achieve both short-term and long-term benefits from the milk. Thousands of babies in Texas and beyond receive donor human milk made safe for them by the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin.

More than 300 grieving mothers have shared their milk with the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin since we opened our doors in 1999. Thank you, compassionate women, for helping others despite your pain.

 

 

Austin Area Milk Depots

Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin (Main Office)
Medical Arts Square
2911 Medical Arts St., Suite #12
Austin, TX 78705
512-494-0800
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Seton Northwest Hospital
3rd Floor-Mother/Baby Desk
11113 Research Boulevard
Austin, TX 78759
512-324-6000 ext. 67308
Hours: Anytime 

South Oaks Family Medicine
7900 FM 1826, Bldg. II, Ste. 202
Austin, TX 78737
512-416-0044
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5:00pm 

Mom's Place WIC Breastfeeding Clinic
8701-B Research Blvd.
Austin, TX 78758
512-719-3010
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm (closed second Wednesday of every month), Tuesday, 8:00am-6:00pm, Friday, 8:00am-2:00pm, first Saturday of the month, 8:00am-1:00pm

CommUnityCare East Austin Health Center
211 Comal Street
Austin, TX 78702
512-978-9200
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, fourth Saturday of the month, 9:00am-12:00pm

Pediatric Junction
211 Railroad St
Buda, Texas 78526
512-312-5312
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm, Friday, 8:00am-12:00pm

St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center
The Women's Center- Postpartum Nurse Station
2400 Round Rock Ave.
Round Rock, TX 78681
512-341-6467
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 8:30pm
Parking for milk drop-off is in the circle at the main entrance

St. David's Georgetown Hospital
Women's Services, 4th Floor
2000 Scenic Drive
Georgetown, TX 78626
512-942-4400
Hours: Anytime--lactation consultants available 7 days a week from 7:00am - 3:00pm