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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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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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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Sharon R God gives us blessings to share. I receive the blessing of producing extra breastmilk and I considered important to share with all those babies and moms that need it. If my baby would have needed breastmilk, I would wish someone would have done the same to help him. Sharon has donated 596 oz.…

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Margaret R As a mother of a baby born prematurely, donating milk is very important to me. During Logan’s earliest days in the NICU, he received donor milk until I was able to provide him with my own. I always knew that if I were lucky enough to build up a supply myself, I would…

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Lucy F Having seen how much my little one has thrived from the benefits of breastmilk, it makes me so happy to be able to share my surplus of milk to other babies who may be in need. I hope with each warm bottle of breastmilk, along with the love and care each NICU baby…

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April I This bond we share and continue to grow cannot be described, but only felt. My son and I donated some thousands of ounces of our milk; parting with a piece of me, made for him! Naive at the start of our journey, never fully understanding the gravity of nonchalantly wanting to breastfeed. Minutes…

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Elizabeth A Both of my boys were NICU babies and while I was lucky enough to produce milk for them, I know not every mother can. I love that I am able to give those moms that option when so many things are out of their control. Elizabeth has donated 564 oz. of liquid gold…

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