EMBA is pleased to announce its fifth International Congress will be held in Turin (Torino), Italy. Read more >>
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
Upcoming conference in London:
Breastfeeding and breastmilk are the topics of this special half day session at the Food Safety and Hygiene conference in London on Saturday 9th March 2019. Read more >>
The 2018 EMBA Annual Meeting was held in Milan on Tuesday 6th November. The members elected the following to be Board of Director members for the next three years: Read more >>
The main aim of this 1-day event was to provide a new opportunity to present relevant research whilst enabling delegates to network and potentially form collaborations for future projects. Read more >>
Only around two dozen out of a total of over 200 perinatal centres in Germany can feed their premature patients with milk from donor milk banks. Mother’s milk gives premature infants and sick newborns an optimal start in life, but when they cannot have their own mother’s milk, a donor milk bank can save lives. The recently established Donor Milk Bank Initiative (FMBI, after the German acronym) calls on politicians, authorities, health insurance companies and hospitals in Germany to ensure that all patients in need are able to benefit from safe donor milk. Read more >>