- Fort Worth, Texas
- August 10, 2018
Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas (MMBNT) strives to improve the health and survival of infants through breastfeeding advocacy and the safe, equitable provision of pasteurized donor human milk.
A nonprofit located in southwest Fort Worth, MMBNT serves fragile infants whose own mothers' milk is not available, a frequent problem for preterm babies whose mothers have trouble lactating and establishing their milk supply. Preterm infants are at risk of acquiring life-threatening infections if fed infant formula instead of breastmilk. With human milk, vulnerable infants are protected from devastating diseases and have significantly improved rates of survival, growth and development. Immunological properties of donor milk prevent complications and enhance survivability.
Donors are thoroughly screened, and milk is pasteurized to exceed rigorous safety compliance measures. Numerous safeguards are in place to protect the quality and integrity of every bottle processed, including pasteurization and microbiological testing. MMBNT exceeds compliance measures set by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA), which were developed according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and World Health Organization (WHO) standards.