about mothers' milk bank

It’s Simple. It’s Safe. It's the Best for Babies!

Welcome to the Mother’s Milk Bank of San Jose. We are here to help you:
if you are a mother who wants to donate your extra breast milk to sick infants, a parent in need of mothers’ milk for your child, a health practitioner looking to collaborate, if you are grieving the loss of a child, we are here to help you.

Our MMB OATH:​​
Do all we can to save the lives of infants through our daily work Support all families who breastfeed/feed their babies ( without judgement) Comfort and support ​ all mothers (and families) grieving the loss of a child or mother Alleviate illness and hunger through the collection and distribution of breast milk Be conscious of our planet and continue to use best practices for good. Treat our donors, partners, teammates and community with fearless respect Express gratitude towards each other, our donors, partners and community

We are here to support all of you!

the facts on Mothers Milk Bank

Milk Banks, when affiliated with the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA), are safe, certified, have a legacy of meeting the needs of the most vulnerable, and addressing the issues of equity and social justice for women, babies and families under or at the poverty line. Mothers' Milk Bank distributed over 500,000 ounces in 2015 to 114 hospitals, including those located in Washington, Arizona, Idaho, Connecticut, and Maryland.

The Mothers' Milk Bank of San Jose is a charter member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). Our standards of processing donated breast milk is the gold standard of operation for milk banking organizations. In 2017, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) stated in their report “Donor Human Milk for the High-Risk Infant: Preparation, Safety, and Usage Options in the United States” that: “(HMBANA) Donor milk banks represent a safe and effective approach to obtaining, pasteurizing, and dispensing human milk for use in NICUs and other settings.”

Who do we serve?
Over 500,000 ounces distributed in 2015 to infants and children!
Mothers’ Milk Bank provides processed donated breast milk to 114 hospitals and continue to receive orders from more hospitals weekly.

  • MMB SJ services 63% of all hospital NICU's in California
  • We have been on the front lines of equity and access to breast milk for over forty years
  • Our oath is to support you completely when donating or receiving human milk from our Milk Bank

Mothers’ Milk Bank Needs Breastfeeding Mothers' Help
Many of our recipient families are so very thankful when we are able to provide the donated breast milk that is needed for their infants. These infants cannot digest formulas without undue stress, pain, gastric upset and allergic reactions. They are thankful for the pasteurizing and testing of the volunteer mother’s breast milk to keep it safe and clean for their babies and as nutritious as possible. Many of these recipient mothers are desperately trying to breastfeed their babies with limited success due to physical ailments, surgery or chronic illnesses. The support these mothers get helps nourish their infants as well as supports the mom to continue her efforts in getting her breast milk supply to successfully increase for her babies.

Call our toll free number, 1-877-375-6645, for a quick telephone interview. Our nurses and Spanish speaking Lactation Educator will provide the packet of forms and answer any questions. Once they receive the completed paperwork, they will send you to get a free blood test.

  • MMB SJ services 63% of all hospital NICU's in California.
  • We have been on the front lines of equity and access to breast milk for over forty years
  • Our oath is to support you completely when donating or receiving human milk from our Milk Bank.

Welcome to our community of care, donate milk and save lives, and spread the news this remarkable service in your community! TO DONATE: 1-877-375-6645

1887 Monterey Road, Suite 105-110, San Jose, CA 95112
1-877-375-6645