Mothers' Milk Drive
2019 Mothers' Milk Drive
The AAP Section on Breastfeeding has partnered with the Mothers' Milk Bank of Louisiana at Ochsner Baptist to organize a milk drive at the 2019 National Conference in New Orleans, LA. The 2019 national conference will provide breastfeeding attendees with an opportunity to donate excess milk to Mothers' Milk Bank of Louisiana at Ochsner Baptist (MMBL).
The event aims to raise awareness about the need for human milk donations and the importance of human milk banks for premature and medically fragile infants.
If you are attending the national conference but leaving your baby behind or have extra milk, and are interested in milk donation we invite you to participate in the milk drive!
If you or a family member will be attending the national conference from October 25-29, 2019 and are interested in donating your milk, please click here.
All potential donors are required to complete screening steps.
Becoming a milk donor starts with a real-time interview - either face-to-face, telephone, or VoIP service via internet (e.g. skype) in compliance with guidelines issued by our accrediting agency, Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). If the candidate 'passes' the initial screening, the milk bank will send an email with an information packet including donation consent, written interview and medical releases. Once all paperwork is received, MMBL will set up lab work using Lab Corp with locations across the US. MMBL will send the lab requisition slip to the donor via email. You do not need an appointment for lab draw but be sure to bring your lab requisition slip with you.
Visit this website regularly for updates pertaining to the 2019 Milk Drive.
The 2019 National Conference & Exhibition Milk Drive is supported by the Mothers' Milk Bank of Louisiana at Ochsner Baptist.
Donor Milk Drive Toolkit
Professional women who are breastfeeding or expressing milk for their babies may struggle to attend conferences or meetings without the baby. Facilities to pump, store, and freeze breastmilk are not always readily available. Mothers may struggle to transport a large amount of milk back home and for lack of better options may discard milk. Mothers may be more willing to attend conferences if they are aware of the organization's support for her to breastfeed, pump and store her breastmilk. A donor milk drive will:
Assure mothers that their efforts of pumping milk and breastfeeding are honored,
Provide a substitute to discarding precious milk,
Drive information about milk donation, and
Boost donations to human milk banks
If you or your organization is thinking about hosting a milk drive – the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Donor Milk Drive Toolkit can help you get started. The AAP has developed a milk drive toolkit that includes steps to guide you through the milk drive planning and organizing process. Download the Donor Milk Drive Toolkit here.