Fund An Ounce: Our Featured Family Stories
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by A Drier
1w ago
We want to celebrate these four families who generously shared their stories of using Pasteurized Donor Human Milk from The Milk Bank during their NICU stays. They were featured during our recent Fund An Ounce campaign, which provided over 14,000 feedings to fragile infants thanks to generous financial donations. Did you know it only takes $5 to fund one ounce of milk at The Milk Bank? The Impact of Pasteurized Donor Milk on Jude’s Care Watch now and be inspired by the power of community, compassion, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and her child. Taryn’s son Jude, faced renal failure ..read more
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Pampering Heroes: A Self-Care Giveaway for Our Amazing Milk Donors!
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by Diane Wade
1M ago
Pampering Heroes: A Self-Care Giveaway for Our Amazing Milk Donors! Every day, milk donors selflessly contribute to the health and well-being of preemies and fragile infants. At The Milk Bank, we believe that self-care is an essential part of every mama’s journey. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer this giveaway filled with postpartum and motherhood self-care necessities. You deserve it, mama! What’s included? Self-care shouldn’t be a luxury. Every mama deserves time to care for herself. We’re including a few items to help achieve rest and relaxation: Three Lucky Winners Will Receive ..read more
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Why Pasteurized Donor Milk Saves Lives
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by A Drier
1M ago
Pasteurized Donor Milk Saves Lives    There are a lot of reasons why The Milk Bank loves helping fragile babies and their families by providing safe human milk It gives babies with high-risk medical conditions a fighting chance when they don’t have access to safe human milk.  But the biggest reason we do what we do at The Milk Bank is because human milk saves lives—there’s no other way to say it! Read on to learn how Pasteurized Donor Milk is designed to save lives.  Human Milk Is Designed to Protect  Pumped breastmilk stored in bags and bottles Each nursing paren ..read more
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Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race & Injustice with Professor Freeman
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by Diane Wade
1M ago
Professor Andrea Freeman’s Presentation on “Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice” Anchored around her first book, “Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice,” Professor Andrea Freeman‘s presentation at a recent event hosted by The Milk Bank transcended boundaries to ignite crucial conversations on the history and policies that influence health outcomes today. Joined by special guest Dr. Amaka Nnamani, author of “Ziora’s Quest, Mommy’s Milk Rocks,” Professor Freeman illuminated the intersections of race, socioeconomics, and healthcare, offering insights into fostering inclusivity and a ..read more
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Around the World: Global Equipment in our Milk Lab
The Milk Bank Blog
by A Drier
1M ago
There’s a lot that goes into the production of Pasteurized Donor Human Milk at The Milk Bank. We meet (and sometimes exceed!) the guidelines established by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. It’s our mission to help more babies celebrate their first birthday by providing safe human milk for medically fragile babies.  But did you know it actually takes the whole world to make safe donor milk at The Milk Bank? Read on to learn about global equipment in our milk lab!  1 – Milk Lab Bottles from Bulgaria  Full bottles going through our induction sealer After a milk ..read more
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3 Unexpected Questions We Ask Our Milk Donors
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by A Drier
2M ago
3 Unexpected Questions We Ask Our Milk Donors Want to learn more about our donor milk processes? It all starts with our amazing milk donors, and you may be surprised by some of the questions we ask them!  The journey of any milk donated to The Milk Bank begins with our clinical team, who screen and approve donors, a process that typically takes around 30 days (or as little as a week!). Their first step in guaranteeing we offer safe donor milk is to learn about the health and lifestyle history of each prospective donor. This starts with an online prescreen and questionnaire, and then our t ..read more
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NEC & Infant Formula: Exploring the Litigation
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by Diane Wade
2M ago
Legal Battles Surrounding NEC & Infant Formula: Exploring the Litigation While NEC lawsuits play out in real time, two of our current board members, Angka Hinshaw, Esq. and Shelley Jackson, Esq., have provided a summary of these critically important lawsuits. In the United States, most babies receive nutrition from human breast milk or formula. Some infants who received Enfamil or Similac formulas – whether by choice or necessity – developed Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) which has led to recent lawsuits. Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a poorly understood illness that primarily affect ..read more
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A Very Merry Giveaway for our Milk Donors!
The Milk Bank Blog
by Diane Wade
8M ago
A Very Merry Giveaway for our Milk Donors! Our milk donors are the heart of The Milk Bank, making it possible for us to provide lifesaving nutrition to preemies and fragile babies. We’re showing our gratitude in a special way with our Very Merry Giveaway that has fantastic prizes for our incredible milk donors. This prize package is up for grabs for 3 lucky winners: Giveaway for Milk Donors. Milk Depots, download printable flier! MAMMaway Freeze it Flat & Personal Coaching: Stay organized and make your milk storage hassle-free with MAMMaway’s Freeze it Flat system, coupled with personali ..read more
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by Dinah Allen
9M ago
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Behind the Scenes at The Milk Bank: A Look at the Lab
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by Diane Wade
9M ago
Behind the Scenes at The Milk Bank But what happens at a milk bank? How do hospitals and outpatient families know the milk is safe? This amazing behind the scenes look at our milk lab, is thanks to former Milk Donor Katie, a multi-media journalist at Hundred Fold Video. Her work was featured on Grotto Network. LAYERS OF SAFETY AT THE MILK BANK For fragile babies, human milk is lifesaving & onw ounce can provide up to three feedings for the tiniest patients. In the NICU, when mom’s own milk isn’t available, hospitals can rely on a nonprofit milk bank – like The Milk Bank – to provide safe ..read more
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