Ten years ago, two visionary neonatologists, George Sharpe MD and Audelio Rivera, MD dreamed of creating a donor human milk bank in Central Texas to serve fragile preterm babies in the NICU setting. Together with a handful of nurses, lactation consultants and parents, they crafted a non-profit, community-based organization that is now a leader in the field of human milk banking. At the time of the founding of the Mothers Milk Bank at Austin (MMBA), the US had only 4 milk banks. Since that time, the MMBA has helped mentor the start-up of 5 new milk banks in other cities, and pioneered the science of nutritional labeling for human donor milk. Barbara Wilson-Clay, a co-founder and Vice President of the Board of Directors, is pictured in the center. Happy Birthday MMBA, and GO Milk Power!
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