MMBTN AT A GLANCE

Founded: 2014

Mission: Provide Pasteurized Human Donor Milk (PHDM) to at-risk babies in Tennessee

Milestones: 

  • 12 milk depots (drop-off locations) across Tennessee, over 500,000 ounces of donor milk collected since 2014

  • Opened pasteurization facility in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in November 2021

  • Certified as Member Milk Bank #31 with Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA)

 

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WHY DONOR MILK?

Natural, safe pasteurized human milk is needed because:

  • Human milk has been shown to decrease the incidence of life-threatening newborn infections

  • Some babies are not able to get milk from their own mothers

WHY A MILK BANK IN TENNESSEE?

  • Presently, Tennessee Level III+ NICUs are obtaining donor human milk from other states at higher costs and lead times

  • Mothers in Tennessee who donate milk must send it out of state - there's no guarantee donated milk will return to babies in Tennessee 

  • Neighboring states have or are starting depots and milk banks

  • With much of the groundwork completed, now is the right time to begin a milk bank!

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OUR TEAM

MMBTN is managed by a group of passionate, dedicated doctors, nurses, lactation consultants, engineers, entrepreneurs, and volunteers.

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