Donor Story: Tasha’s Experience

When our second child was born in November of 2019, we were blessed to get off to a pretty smooth start with our breastfeeding journey.  But for the first several weeks of his life, our little guy had a habit of sleeping through some of his mid-day feedings, so I began pumping right away to…

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Donor Story: My Experience, Storage, Process, and Awareness

Hear from NYMB milk donor Shradha about her experience donating her surplus milk to NYMB.  I am a mom of an 18-month boy currently living in the USA. I am a Native Indian. Breastmilk donation is not common in our culture and many people do not have knowledge about it. But it is an emerging concept…

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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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NYMB Donor Mom: Conny

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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NYMB Donor Mom: Karissa

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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NYMB Donor Mom: Elspeth

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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