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Donor Milk

Milk banking has its roots in wet-nursing, a common practice for all of recorded history. Milk banking began in France in the 1800s and the first human milk bank was established in the United States in Boston, MA, in 1912. Today milk banks blend, pasteurize and store donated milk before it is frozen and shippedContinue Reading

Movie Screening of MILK Documentary May 12th

The Mothers’ Milk Bank of Montana is hosting a screening of MILK, a fascinating and eye opening documentary about the intricacies of birth and infant feeding around the world We are showing the film on Thursday May 12th at 6:30pm. Drinks will be available at the bar and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Here isContinue Reading

Could Medicaid Cover the Cost of Human Donor Milk for Your Baby?

 Medicaid and Human Donor Milk Unfortunately donor milk can be a tricky thing to get covered under insurance. That being said, the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Montana has had some success in working with Medicaid to cover the cost of human donor milk in cases where it was a medical necessity for the baby. InContinue Reading

Give Local Missoula Day is on May 5th!

Celebrate your SUPER POWER on May 5th by giving to the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Montana on Give Local Missoula Day! In 2014, because of your generous support, the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Montana raised more than $3000 on Give Local Missoula Day. OUR GOAL FOR 2015 IS TO RAISE $4000 – BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP! On MayContinue Reading

Crowd Sourcing Breastmilk – A Recipient Story

Below is the moving story of one of our donor milk recipients as featured earlier in March on ***   I couldn’t feed my baby. Those words still haunt me. I remember the first time I heard that sound. I pulled my newborn baby closer and, click, I unsnapped the nursing bra I only narrowly rememberedContinue Reading

Save the Date: Playing Monopoly with God & Other True Stories

Playing Monopoly with God & Other True Stories Melissa Bangs makes her way to the stage for two nights of storytelling.   Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th 6:00 Mingling & Cash Bar/7PM START (w mingling n sipping to continue post show) The Crystal Theatre (Missoula, Montana) – $10 advanced/$12 at the door SEE BELOW FORContinue Reading

A unique collaboration

Most milk banks function as stand alone facilities where donor milk is collected, stored, pasteurized and distributed to hospitals and individual families. The Mother’s Milk Bank of Montana is a unique model for a milk bank because it combines forces with the Nursing Nook, a lactation resource center run by Jennifer Stires, IBCLC, to provideContinue Reading

Save the Date: Moscow Monday to benefit the milk bank!

We don’t usually mention human donor milk for babies and alcohol consumption in the same sentence, but hey, it’s a new year and an awesome opportunity so why not! On January 19 Montgomery Distillery will be hosting a Moscow Monday to benefit the milk bank – and we couldn’t be more excited or grateful for this opportunity.. $1.00Continue Reading

An easy (and delicious) way to support the milk bank this January

We’re proud to be the featured non-profit of  Liquid Planet’s A Cuppa Community Project this month. We’ve partnered with them to create a truly decadent drink just for you to benefit the milk bank! For the ENTIRE month of January, $1.00 of every salted caramel steamer (AKA: Liquid Gold) sold at Liquid Planet in downtown Missoula goes directlyContinue Reading