Last week, I wrote about Prolacta in my post Prolacta, For-Profit Milk Banks, and Predatory PR Tactics, and I received responses from Prolacta, the International Breastmilk Project (a Prolacta milk-collection agency), and a non-profit HMBANA milk bank. You can read their responses to my posts in the comments, and each had different thoughts on my article.
I am excited to let you know that I have been emailing directly with the non-profit HMBANA bank, and I hope to bring you a post soon about non-profit milk banks and how you can help. There is a truly critical shortage of breastmilk in the non-profit milk bank sector, so I am looking forward to bringing awareness to that issue.
I have also been emailing directly with Susan from Prolacta, and she and I agree that there is an opportunity here for dialogue. Having worked in corporate America for as long as I have, I know that change is only achievable through open dialogue, and I think there is an opportunity here for change to be made. Will I ever agree with the concept of a for-profit milk bank getting their raw material for free? Unlikely. However, I think there are improvements that need to be made, and I hope that by talking with them, some changes will be possible.
I will certainly keep you all updated as this develops. If you have questions that you would like for me to ask either the non-profit HMBANA or the for-profit Prolacta, please let me know in the comments section.
- Prolacta, For-Profit Milk Banks, and Predatory PR Tactics (knockedupknockedover.com)
- The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin Launches YouTube Channel and New Video Series (prweb.com)
- Milk Bank collects donations from breast-feeding moms in Sacramento (sacbee.com)
- Shortage Of Breast Milk Leads To Unique Donation Drive In Sacramento (sacramento.cbslocal.com)