|"Where it is not possible for the biological mother to breastfeed, the first alternative, if available, should be the use of human breast milk from other sources. Human milk banks should be made available in appropriate situations."
World Health Organization/United Nations Children's Fund
In addition to providing donor milk to infants in emergent need, we also believe that it is important to provide funding for milk bank development and health care programs to benefit infants. To date, IBMP has awarded over $184,000 for health care initiatives in Africa, including milk banking.
Our current focus is to support local breast milk banking initiatives and programs that directly benefit the health of infants in Africa.
International Breast Milk Project has been recognized by Charities Review Council for our financial accountability, governance and transparency.
Our Board of Directors reviews requests for funding during the times that we are open for grant applications. We will make announcements on our website when we are accepting new applications.
Our past recipients include Village Life Outreach and Milk Matters.