Sara A On May 31st, 2019, we welcomed Denver, who joined his big brother, Hudson, to complete our family. He was immediately and notably jaundiced, so I began collecting milk in a Haaka from day 1 to help top him off. Ounce by ounce, I collected leaking milk every single day while I nursed Denver.…

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Keren M I’ve heard about the NYMB from another mom in my home board on WTE app. I’ve originally built a 250oz milk bank for my son, since I planned to travel for work. Then COVID-19 happened right when I got back from my maternity leave, and I was looking to donate the milk but…

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Nikki K In the fall of 2018, I was fortunate enough to become a donor for The New York Milk Bank. At the time the decision was simple; I had milk that I could share and I wanted to donate it. In retrospect, I have realized that being a donor was a vital part of…

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Usually, our meteorologists give us a warning when a storm approaches. It is better to be prepared than to be caught off guard. A little preparation goes a long way towards keeping breast milk safe. Today storms are more intense and frequent with power outages longer. Be prepared by having a probe thermometer, insulating material,…

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Conny S I want to share my story because unfortunately pregnancy loss, stillborn, or infant loss is more common than we think. A bereaved mother is a tough position to be in but doing something in honor of the precious angel we gained is the best way to heal. Donating my daughter’s breastmilk helped me…

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Our new 3 door True freezer arrived! This freezer was made possible by the generous donations given in memory of Kim Wetzel, one of our beloved Milk Riders. Kim’s mother Judy Wetzel suggested donations to NYMB and the Sirens Women’s MC of NYC also held a fundraiser in memory of Kim. Kim touched so many…

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Rabbi Shmuel A. Heinemann, Kashrus Administrator from STAR-K Certification and Chaya Millet from Lev Rochel Bikur Cholim of Lakewood, New Jersey came to NYMB to certify our Kosher donor milk! If you are interested in becoming Kosher certified by Star-K Certification, click here!

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Karissa P Mateo helping me prep our first donation! Thank you NYMB for making it possible to help fellow NICU babies and for providing mothers with another option to feed their babies.

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Elspeth H Despite some challenges along the way, breastfeeding has been a wonderfully nurturing, nourishing, and bonding experience for me and my now 11-month old daughter Fiona. I feel incredibly lucky to have had a healthy full-term baby, to have been able to establish a strong breastfeeding relationship, and to have an ample milk supply…

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Elixandra E Its a privilege for me to be able to donate milk and to be a help. Just knowing that I’ll be giving to others and being a helping hand in their growth and health, fills me with joy. Knowing the benefits my baby has received from being 100% breastfeed and knowing im producing…

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