Wednesday, January 27, 2010

URGENT: donating breast-milk to bank in HAITI

I don't want to copy someone else's blog, but for the sake of passing on critical information I will post this link instead and summarize....

And here is the detailed information about breastmilk donations from HMBNA directly:

Being a Mom who has breastfed two happy, healthy children of her own and never regretting one minute of it, it saddens me to know that there are children suffering in Haiti because they have been orphaned or seperated from their mothers and are now lacking that precious nurishment. Switching a child from breastmilk to formula, especially in a time of such change and scary surroundings, can be devestating to their health. Especially in disasters, where local water may be contaminated and cannot be used for formula (only bottled water), breastmilk is an essential resource!

For more information on how to help this effort and details on the project to provide breast milk banks to Haiti relief efforts, please click the link above. Here is some further information copied from that site:

"Urgent Call for Human Milk Donations for Haiti InfantsWashington, DC--The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA), United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC), International Lactation Consultant Association/United States Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA/USLCA), and La Leche League International (LLLI) are jointly issuing an urgent call for human milk donations for premature infants in Haiti, as well as sick and premature infants in the United States."

"Mothers who are willing to donate human milk should contact their regional Mothers' Milk Bank of HMBANA. A list of regional milk banks is available on the HMBANA Web site at ("

"For more information, contact HMBANA at 408-998-4550 ( Additional information can be provided from the United States Breastfeeding Committee at 202-367-1132 (, ILCA/USLCA at 800-452-2478 ( or, or La Leche League at 847-519-7730 ("