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Welcome!

Welcome to the European Milk Bank Association (EMBA) website where you will find information from many of the 200+ milk banks operating in more than 20 countries throughout Europe as well as news from milk banks and about the use of donor human milk around the world. Whether you are a current member of EMBA, hoping to join our association or simply an interested visitor to the website we hope you find this site useful. If you wish to donate human milk, in the first instance please contact the named individual on the page for the country where you reside.

To find out more about the milk banks in a specific country, click on the relevant flag at the top of the page or on the ‘Click for full map’ button to the left of the flags and then on the country (not available for most smart phones).

Top news / posts

Webinar - Human milk bank in emergency - donor milk as a bridge to mothers own milk

The last webinar within the series "Supporting mothers in proper nutrition of children in crisis" entitled “Human milk bank in emergency - donor milk as a bridge to mothers own milk” will take place online on Thursday, June 22 at 17:30 (Central European Time). The series is a part of the project implemented by the Human Milk Bank Foundation and partners on behalf of UNICEF. Read more >>

7th International Congress

On behalf of European Milk Bank Association (EMBA), we are delighted to invite you to our 7th International Congress, which will be held in Madrid, Spain, on 25-27 October 2023. Read more >>

Webinar: How to protect breastfeeding and human milk donation in difficult times: lessons learned in Europe and Asia

Humanitarian crisis affecting European countries has given us a sense of how little is known about how to provide breastfeeding support to mothers and newborns during challenging times. Natural disasters and civil conflicts are indeed difficult situations to predict. However, having a comprehensive set of rules and policies based on well documented cases can play a crucial role in preparing the local healthcare system to protect breastfeeding during difficult times and as a result, to save many lives. More than ever, there is also an urgent need to raise awareness about the benefits of using donor milk under such challenging situations.  Join this webinar to learn from first-hand experiences about how local professionals support Ukrainian women and babies in Polish lactation centres and in hospitals, as well as the related enlightening case of humanitarian aid for mothers and infants who were victims of natural disasters in the Philippines. Read more >>

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