Many babies who desperately need donor breast milk can’t get it.
We set out to change that.
Human milk is vital for pre-term babies. Preemies who are not fed human milk have a much higher incidence of illness and death. A leading cause of death is an infection called, necrotizing enterocolitis [NEC]. 50% of the babies who get NEC die. The cost of care is exorbitant and the unimaginable human suffering is even worse. We created the Mothers Milk Cooperative & our partner company Medolac to address the obstacles that prevent better access to human milk for preemies. Until now, there have been dramatic discrepancies in the cost, quality and supply of donor milk. With hospitals paying as much as $15,000 for a one month supply of milk per baby in the NICU. Hospitals have been left with little choice but to restrict access to donor milk to only the smallest, weakest babies. Until now.
Through hard work and innovation, we developed the most sophisticated line of critical care nutrition products designed to overcome obstacles - and backed by a dedicated community of women who are driven to make a difference. We think it's a lot like modern day village, women helping women.
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Incredible women from across America make the Mothers Milk Cooperative possible. The difference they are making by providing their extra breast milk to sick babies is immeasurable, and the subsequent impact on the families and neonatology community is incredible.
Together, we are doing well by doing good.
Approximately 1 out of 10 families experiences a preterm birth. Being fed a diet of human milk decreases the risk of sometimes lethal infection to less than 1% for these tiny babies. The Mothers Milk Cooperative is partners with Medolac to provide cutting edge human milk nutritional products for infants in the hospital and at home. Through our innovative partnership we have reduced costs of donor milk, and improved safety, quality and access.
We are proud members of The Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses led by women, supporting women. Their mission is to enable and empower female owned and led businesses to positively impact our communities, both socially and economically.