We're Hiring- Part-time Shipping Coordinator
Northern Star Milk Bank Blog
by NorthernStar Mothers Milk
1M ago
NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank is hiring, and we are looking for a bright and enthusiastic Shipping Coordinator who thrives in a busy team environment. If you have a passion for breastfeeding mothers, recognize the value of human milk, and would like to work for a charity to make a difference, then we invite you to apply. Instructions for applying are located at the end of this post. Job Posting: Shipping Coordinator Location: 160 – 6712 Fisher St. S.E. Calgary, Alberta Wage: $20 - $22 hourly, health benefits after 3 months Schedule: Part-time, 4 days per week (24 – 28 hours weekly) Ed ..read more
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Donor Story: Kimberly & Remi
Northern Star Milk Bank Blog
by NorthernStar Mothers Milk
3M ago
Baby Remi was born at 35 weeks, and Kimberly was able to provide milk to him while he stayed in the NICU. Kimberly shared her inspiration to donate to NorthernStar, and the impact she saw donor milk have in the NICU for premature babies. Thank you, Kimberly, for sharing your story in your own words and for sharing your milk with other babies! "At 35 weeks pregnant I unexpectedly delivered my first child, my son Remington. While my pregnancy was incredibly healthy, since he was born a little early and was only 4 lbs 14 oz, he was required to stay in the NICU for two weeks before we could take ..read more
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An Uplifting Story of Transformation
Northern Star Milk Bank Blog
by NorthernStar Mothers Milk
5M ago
The difference donor milk makes: Baby's Joseph's story Joseph's mum Julia has generously shared their story and photos with us, and this touching story embodies the incredible difference donor milk makes. Joseph's story is both a testament to the powerful benefits of human milk and the importance of equitable distribution of donor milk for all babies with our Medical Relief Fund. "My son Joseph was born at 37 weeks by emergency C-section on February 11th, 2023 at 8:05 am. We went to the hospital as I had noticed decreased movement. At birth, he went ten minutes without breathing before “spont ..read more
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Exciting News from NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank!
Northern Star Milk Bank Blog
by NorthernStar Mothers Milk
7M ago
,From NorthernStar's CEO, Jannette Festival: One constant aspect of the NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank is its adaptability to change. Despite being in existence for twelve years, it continues to evolve and develop, always striving for improvement. Welcome Jessica Ferguson I am delighted to formally introduce Jessica Ferguson to NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank, effective December 2022. Jessica has graciously accepted a position on the board of the NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank and is eager to make a significant contribution to this vital milk bank community. This community is dedicated to assis ..read more
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The Compassionate Gift of Surrogate Motherhood: Stacey's Journey Towards Milk Donation
Northern Star Milk Bank Blog
by NorthernStar Mothers Milk
7M ago
NorthernStar milk donor Stacey shared her story of loss, grief, and the generous spirit of giving that led her to donate her precious milk to other babies who are in need: "My name is Stacey Tweedle and I am a mother of two, birth and postpartum Doula, and a surrogate mother. "I love babies and helping people is in my nature. With my biological children we got pregnant really easy and had great births as well. Because my pregnancies and deliveries were easy peasy I decided to become a surrogate. With no shock, the first transfer took right away and I was confirmed pregnant with my IP's (Inten ..read more
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We're Hiring - Full Time Pasteurizing Technician
Northern Star Milk Bank Blog
by NorthernStar Mothers Milk
8M ago
NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank is hiring, and we are looking for a bright and enthusiastic Pasteurizing Technician who thrives in a fast-paced environment. If you have a passion for breastfeeding mothers, recognize the value of human milk, and would like to work for a charity to make a difference, then we invite you to apply. Instructions for applying are located at the end of this post. About Us: NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank is a non-profit organization that provides screened and pasteurized donor milk to infants in need. Our mission is to bridge the gap when mothers' own milk is not avail ..read more
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Donor Story: Leah & Baby Nixon
Northern Star Milk Bank Blog
by NorthernStar Mothers Milk
8M ago
Sometimes our donors have overcome incredible odds to be the generous milk donors who keep the milk bank going. Leah and baby Nixon have shared their harrowing birth and NICU story and reasons for donating their precious milk to other fragile babies. From Leah: "It humbles me today to be able to donate our breastmilk and share our journey. Our first pregnancy was going so well, with no complications, and I was enjoying every minute of it. We were expecting our first baby in January 2023. We knew we were expecting a baby boy but kept it a surprise! "Everything changed in November when, despite ..read more
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Donor Story: Nicole & Arlo
Northern Star Milk Bank Blog
by NorthernStar Mothers Milk
10M ago
NorthernStar Milk Donor Nicole had a challenging beginning to her breastfeeding journey with baby Arlo. Thank you, Nicole, for sharing your story, your precious milk, and these wonderful photos of Arlo! "Our breastfeeding journey started off far from perfect; my body had a lot of milk to offer my baby (Arlo), but he struggled to latch , mainly caused by his tongue tie, as well as my lack of experience as a first time mom. We had to take a small break from breastfeeding, so I pumped and we bottle fed Arlo for a few days while I healed from the pain (physical, mental, emotion pain), until thing ..read more
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We're Hiring! Laboratory Technician
Northern Star Milk Bank Blog
by NorthernStar Mothers Milk
10M ago
The Organization At NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank, we're on a mission that truly matters. As a community-based not for profit organization, we're dedicated to providing screened and pasteurized donor milk to infants in need, bridging the gap when mothers' own milk isn't an option. Our commitment is unwavering, and we invite you to be part of this impactful journey. Learn more about our initiatives by visiting www.northernstarmilkbank.ca. Position Overview Are you a skilled Lab Technician with a heart for making a difference? Positioned in Calgary and reporting to the Director of Food Safety ..read more
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Donor Profile: Kelsey & Felix
Northern Star Milk Bank Blog
by NorthernStar Mothers Milk
1y ago
NorthernStar Milk Donor Kelsey has already shared over 18L - in just a few short months! She has graciously shared her milk, photo of little Felix, and her story: "This is one of the greatest things I’ve ever done. The opportunity to become a milk bank donor has been deeply rewarding and humbling, and I am so proud of it. Our journey started when Felix was in and out of the hospital for the first few weeks of his life with a relentless case of jaundice. I was feeling quite helpless after being readmitted into the hospital for a second time and just wanted to be at home snuggling my newborn ba ..read more
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