Who We Serve
Pasteurized Donor Human Milk is prioritized for the smallest and most medically fragile babies. At this time, Mothers' Milk Bank of Tennessee distributes pasteurized donor human milk exclusively to hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).
The Need for Donor Milk
Natural, safe pasteurized human milk is needed because human milk has been shown to decrease the incidence of life-threatening newborn infections. In fact, resent studies proved the use of only human milk to feed preterm and low birth weight infants reduced mortality by 75%.
Our work is critical in Tennessee. Currently, 1 in 9 babies in Tennessee are born before 37 weeks gestation. We have one of the highest preterm birth rates in the nation. With supporters like you, Mothers’ Milk Bank of Tennessee can provide safe pasteurized donor human milk to the most vulnerable babies.