Black Lives Matter

Mothers’ milk is not limited by race, ethnicity, or economic status. Milk donated to The New York Milk Bank helps families so their vulnerable infants can grow strong and healthy. NYMB is dedicated to reducing health disparities by providing access to donor milk to every baby who needs it in every community. The New York…

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National Breastfeeding Month Resources 2020

World Breastfeeding Week (8/1-8/7) World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action Action folder Social Media Activities Native Breastfeeding Week (8/9-8/15) Events Inter Tribal Council of Arizona Resource Guide: An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding for American Indian and Alaska Native Families Breastfeeding for Working Women: Breastfeeding in the American Indian Worksite United States Breastfeeding Committee Infant and Young…

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Hope and Healing Family Center

My name is Suzette Jules-Jack and I am the Founder and Chief Executive Director of Hope and Healing Family Center, Inc (HHFC). HHFC is a non-profit organization established in September of 2014. After I received my doula training in 2014 it was birthed in me a strong desire to provide a respectful and quality service…

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Breastfeeding and Birthing Art: An Interview with Painter Lauren Turner

New York Milk Bank: Your paintings are so colorful and upbeat. They depict women at a  moment of extreme strength and vulnerability. What is your motivation?  Lauren Turner: My motivation came from being a mother and  birth worker. The connection between body and baby is special and  important. Lactation inspires. Creating art from lactation inspires …

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NYMB Donor Mom: Marjorie

Marjorie P As a new mom with NICU nursing experience, I felt privileged and honored to become a Milk Donor. I learned about The New York Milk Bank when the hospital I work for became a milk bank depot. At first, the thought of feeding a baby milk from someone other than its mother sounded…

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NYMB Donor Mom: Emily

Emily A I never really knew about milk donation until my little guy (Tobias) was born. When he was born, he was very sick and was rushed into the NICU. Knowing he needed anything to help him get better, I started pumping immediately. Once I started pumping and my supply grew, the nurses and lactation…

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NYMB Donor Mom: Sara

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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NYMB Donor Mom: Keren

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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NYMB Donor Mom: Nikki

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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Frozen Breast Milk During a Power Outage

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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