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Milestones
  • Founded in 2014 by Brister and Helen Scott, and Bruce and Susan Campbell. Throughout their careers both Susan Campbell, a neonatologist, and Helen Scott, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and registered nurse, saw firsthand how preterm infants benefitted from having human milk compared to babies who were given formula. Their experiences along with research studies conducted by their colleagues that proved human milk decreases the incidence of life-threatening infections fueled their desire to start a milk bank in Tennessee.

Founders of Mothers' Milk Bank of Tennessee
Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA)
  •  In 2015, Mothers’ Milk Bank of Tennessee became a developing Milk Bank with the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) and was mentored by the Austin Milk Bank. 

  • On March 23, 2016, Mothers' Milk Bank of Tennessee opened the first Milk Drop Depot in Tennessee at Nashville General Hospital. Collections were sent to the Austin Milk Bank for pasteurization. 

  • In 2021, became Certified as Member Milk Bank with the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA)

  • On November 17, 2021, Mothers' Milk Bank of Tennessee opened its pasteurization facility in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

  • In 2022, Mothers' Milk Bank of Tennessee approved 324 donors and collected over 180,000 ounces of donor milk. 

Grand opening of Mothers' Milk Bank of Tennessee.
Milk Drop Depot Openings
Milk Drop Depot Openings

Sumner Regional Medical Center
Gallatin: November 15, 2022

Milk Drop Depot Opening

Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown
Breastfeeding Outreach Clinic

Nashville: October 21, 2022

Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown Depot Opening

Shults Pediatrics 
Knoxville: July 29, 2022

Contemporary Women's Health Clinic

Knoxville: December 19, 2019

St. Thomas Rutherford Medical Center

Murfreesboro:  December 9, 2019

Horizon Medical Center

Dickson: October 29, 2019

Bloom into Parenting, Lisa Paul, IBCLC

Knoxville: September 17, 2019