The mothers of preterm and sick infants are often those least likely to be able to provide milk for their babies, and it’s the reason why Mothers’ Milk Bank At Austin was created. MMBA saves babies’ lives by providing prescribed, pasteurized donor human milk.

Kim Updegrove, the executive director of Mothers’ Milk Bank At Austin, joined Studio 512 Co-Host Stephanie Gilbert at the home of Brooke and Elijah to tell us more.

Parents Brooke and Elijah shared their story of how MMBA helped out them and their son.

Updegrove discussed the primary recipients of donor human milk, if milk donations are keeping up with demand, who can donate, the impact of 100 ounces, and more.

Interested in learning what happens after milk is donated? If so, join MMBA each Tuesday and
Thursday in August at 10am for a Milk & Cookies Tour of the milk bank! You’ll learn all about
what happens to make milk safe for our babies during the tour, and then enjoy some milk (or
coffee), cookies and socializing. Feel free to bring your kids along!

Space is limited, so please RSVP to if you are interested in attending. Each week, a raffle will be drawn to determine the winner of a surprise gift. Bring a friend, and introduce them to the leading non-profit milk bank in the world.

Mothers’ Milk Bank At Austin needs your help. To learn how you can help save the lives of Central Texas babies, go to

This segment is paid for by Mothers’ Milk Bank At Austin and is intended as an advertisement. Opinions expressed by the guest(s) on this program are solely those of the guest(s) and are not endorsed by this television station.