Shawnna, A Life & Legacy Of Kindness
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by Deborah C. Youngblood, CEO
1w ago
The world needs kindness . . . Shawnna lived by the words, “The world needs kindness.” She passed away in January 2023, leaving behind her beloved 13-year-old son Jackson, and so many others who knew and loved her. Ten years earlier Shawnna gave birth to her daughter, Lily. Lily was born at 23 weeks. Her […] The post Shawnna, A Life & Legacy Of Kindness appeared first on Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast ..read more
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Donated By Who? Donor Milk & The Fight For Life
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by Deborah C. Youngblood, CEO
1w ago
Just 28 weeks and 2 lbs. . . . Jodi was slowly coming out of the haze from the drugs she had required while doctors fought for her life and the life of her daughter Jenna. Jenna was born by emergency C-section at 28 weeks weighing just over 2 lbs. Three days later, Jodi still […] The post Donated By Who? Donor Milk & The Fight For Life appeared first on Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast ..read more
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Brazil & World Human Milk Donation Day
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by Kerrie Mitchell Burke
1w ago
May 19 is celebrated annually as World Human Milk Donation Day. Originating in Brazil in 2004, this day was created to promote the importance of donating human milk to non-profit milk banks. Needless to say, this is a holiday we’re extremely passionate about. With that in mind, we’re sharing a few little known facts about milk banking […] The post Brazil & World Human Milk Donation Day appeared first on Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast ..read more
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NEC & The Lifesaving Power Of Milk Banks
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by Kerrie Mitchell Burke
1w ago
Necrotizing enterocolitis – an illness as complex as it is devastating . . . With most of our donor milk going to premature and medically fragile babies being cared for in the NICU, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is an illness that’s constantly at the forefront of our minds. A complex intestinal condition, NEC primarily affects premature […] The post NEC & The Lifesaving Power Of Milk Banks appeared first on Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast ..read more
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Pumping & Paying It Forward
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by Kerrie Mitchell Burke
1w ago
Pumping and paying it forward! Speaking with and sharing milk donor Andrea’s story . . . On those New England roots . . . I’m originally from New Hampshire but have lived in Concord, Massachusetts with my husband, Mike, since 2015. In addition to being a proud mom to my 17 month old, Ailis, I […] The post Pumping & Paying It Forward appeared first on Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast ..read more
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Human Milk Safety, Science & Health – The Nonprofit Difference
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by Gina Trachimowicz
1w ago
Safety, science and health – what sets the nonprofit milk bank apart . . . “Every day is about making 100% sure that the pasteurized donor human milk we distribute is safe for every baby who receives it. These babies range from healthy full-term infant who receives a little donor milk while mom is building […] The post Human Milk Safety, Science & Health – The Nonprofit Difference appeared first on Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast ..read more
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Advancing Health Equity In Breastfeeding
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by Kerrie Mitchell Burke
1w ago
Announcing new partnerships to advance health equity in breastfeeding . . . We’re thrilled to announce three new partnerships with Massachusetts based healthcare providers seeking to improve breastfeeding rates among families who disproportionately receive less postpartum care and lactation support. The program is funded by Massachusetts Attorney General Campbell’s Maternal Health Equity grant. This grant […] The post Advancing Health Equity In Breastfeeding appeared first on Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast ..read more
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Evie – Honoring A Beautiful Life
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by Deborah C. Youngblood, CEO
1w ago
Bittersweet moments with Evie . . . The first time Caelah-Beth and Landon got to hold their beautiful daughter Evie, she was five weeks and one day old. They were saying goodbye. Evie looked right at them, alert as always. She wasn’t in pain. She wasn’t afraid. They held her, bathed her, and her father […] The post Evie – Honoring A Beautiful Life appeared first on Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast ..read more
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Our Most Impactful Year To Date
Milk Bank Northeast Blog
by Kerrie Mitchell Burke
1w ago
2023, our most impactful year to date . . . It’s official, our 2023 Impact Report is here. And we’re beyond thrilled to share that it details our most impactful year to date . . . We are so proud of all the work we do in support of babies and families. Every year we […] The post Our Most Impactful Year To Date appeared first on Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast ..read more
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A Marathon of Milestones
Milk Bank Northeast Blog
by Deborah C. Youngblood, CEO
1w ago
NICU care can feel like a marathon . . . Sherita’s son TyQuell was born at 24 weeks, weighing 1 lb., 11 ounces. Now 6 months old, he weighs 14 pounds. Growing stronger every day, he’s getting closer to the time when he can finally leave the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) behind. “We can’t […] The post A Marathon of Milestones appeared first on Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast ..read more
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