Navigation Links
Nursing mothers earn money and own stock with innovative new cooperative

LANSING, Mich., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- An innovative approach to milk banking becomes a reality this Mother's Day as the Mother's Milk Cooperative launches the only paid milk donor program in the United States. Dubbed, "Milk Money", this program will offer nursing mothers the opportunity to earn money from home. "Too many women have no other choice but to return to work early after the birth of their babies. Whether Milk Money helps cover diaper expenses, a date night, or starts a college fund; for many young families a little extra money can go a long way," says Adrianne Weir the Co-op's CEO.


Two unique programs are set to formally launch on Mother's Day. Co-op members will have the choice to participate in "Milk Money" or "Pay it Forward". Pay It Forward is a program dedicated to providing donor milk at no cost for babies in need. A portion of the milk received is retained, processed and sold to fund this program.

The Co-op's mission to increase the donor milk supply is in alignment with recommendations made in the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, the US Health and Human Services AHRQ Evidence Report, and The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth recently released by The March of Dimes, Save the Children and The WHO. Breast milk is important for every baby but can mean the difference between life and death for premature infants. The co-op was formed to address the global shortage of donor breast milk critical for use in neonatal intensive care units. This shortage has resulted from the increased use of donor human milk for preterm babies driven by a growing body of medical evidence. 

All milk donors will undergo stringent qualification steps including physician recommendations, blood screening, and milk quality and safety testing before the milk is professionally processed.

Cooperatives are unique because they are 100% owned and controlled by their voting members.  As voting members of the Mother's Milk Coop, qualified breast milk donors own stock in the co-op making it the first milk bank owned and democratically controlled by nursing mothers. 

About The Mothers Milk Cooperative

The MMC is a grass-roots organization dedicated to improving access to donor breast milk and empowering nursing mothers. The Co-op is dedicated to making donor milk more accessible than ever before and strives to resolve the critical shortage of donor milk that is impacting the lives of premature and sick infants globally. The Mothers Milk Cooperative will begin accepting donor applications on Mother's Day via their website

Media Contact: Adrianne Weir Mothers Milk Cooperative, (517) 580-5887,

News distributed by PR Newswire iReach:

SOURCE The Mothers Milk Cooperative
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Bed Bugs Check In to Chemung County Nursing Facility, My Cleaning Products Offers Complimentary Sample of Bed Bug Bully to Prove It's the Best Solution to the Problem
2. Columbias Nursing School Launches "Keep It Clean for Kids" (KICK)
3. Medtech Expands Nursing Education Opportunities In Florida
4. Fortis Vice President of Nursing Robert Anders Named Academy of Nursing Education Fellow by National League for Nursing
5. Elsevier Launches Bilingual International Nursing Skill Training and Management Platform:
6. Pine Grove Nursing Center Uses AccuNurse Interactive Care to Improve Care and Service Delivery
7. Fortis Offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program to Florida Students
8. Organic Rust Remover Gives Out 10% Discount for Mothers' Day Special Relates My Cleaning Products
9. Physicians for Peace Resource Mothers Program Receives Sweatshirt Blanket Donation
10. Physicians for Peace Resource Mothers Program Receives Fleece Blanket Donation
11. University of Colorado Cancer Center Study Shows That Problem-Solving Training Helps Mothers Cope with Child’s Cancer Diagnosis
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... HILLS, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... as the recipient of the 2016 USGA Green Section Award. Presented annually since 1961, ... golf through his or her work with turfgrass. , Clarke, of Iselin, ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Nov. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - iCo Therapeutics ("iCo" or ... financial results for the quarter ended September 30, ... Canadian dollars and presented under International Financial Reporting ... ," said Andrew Rae , President ... iCo-008 are not only value enriching for this ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ:  AEZS) (TSX: ... behalf of the Toronto Stock Exchange, confirms that as ... no corporate developments that would cause the recent movements ... --> About Aeterna Zentaris Inc. ... --> Aeterna Zentaris is a specialty biopharmaceutical company ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... This fall, ... at competitive events in five states to develop and pitch their BIG ideas to ... from each state are competing for votes to win the title of SAP's Teen ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:11/17/2015)... Paris , qui ... Paris , qui s,est tenu du ... leader de l,innovation biométrique, a inventé le premier scanner ... sur la même surface de balayage. Jusqu,ici, deux scanners ... les empreintes digitales. Désormais, un seul scanner est en ...
(Date:11/16/2015)... Nov 16, 2015  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... solutions, today announced expansion of its TDDI product ... touch controller and display driver integration (TDDI) solutions ... These new TDDI products add to the previously-announced ... TD4302 (WQHD resolution), and TD4322 (FHD resolution) solutions. ...
(Date:11/12/2015)... , Nov. 11, 2015   Growing need ... analytical tools has been paving the way for ... determination of discrete analytes in clinical, agricultural, environmental, ... being predominantly used in medical applications, however, their ... sectors due to continuous emphasis on improving product ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):