Human Milk Banking Association of North America


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Breast Milk Donations

UConn Health’s milk depot collected more than 12,000 ounces of donated breast milk in its first year, providing approximately 37,000 meals for premature babies. The depot, opened in August 2018, is the first at a Connecticut hospital and the only one in the greater Hartford area to join Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast. The nonprofit community milk bank, accredited by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America, distributes donated, pasteurized human milk to babies in fragile health throughout the Northeast.


Lactation consultant Marisa Merlo helps maternity patient Bekkilyn Toone breastfeed her newborn son in UConn Health's labor and delivery unit.

Fall 2018