Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas strives to improve the health and survival of infants through breastfeeding advocacy and the safe, equitable provision of pasteurized donor human milk.
Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas envisions a future when all babies have the opportunity to receive human milk.
In 2004, a dedicated group of pediatric health advocates founded Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas for premature infants in North Texas who were previously relying on other communities for life-saving donor human milk. Originally located in downtown Fort Worth’s Child Study Center, considerable growth required the nonprofit to move into a larger building in the hospital district in 2011. In 2019, after further development and expansion, a successful capital campaign enabled relocation into its current 13,090 square-foot facility located in southwest Fort Worth near Benbrook.
Since opening 19 years ago, growing demand for safe donor milk required the organization to expand staff from 4 to 29 people. New community services were initiated such as free breastfeeding support and monthly enrichment classes. Donor milk dispensation increased from 4,000 ounces in 2004 to a record-breaking 854,442 ounces in 2022. By 2023, more than 7.8 million ounces of pasteurized donor human milk served fragile infants and their families who needed it most.