Milk Bank Moments

At 35w 6d gestation, I had a placental abruption and The Starfish was born 29 days early. She spent a week in the NICU at Tampa General Hospital, where she received donor milk while we were waiting for my milk to come in. Even though...

When I gave birth to my daughter Nova, sleeping on 11/9/21 at 26 weeks 6 days, the thought of my milk coming in never dawned on me - until my milk came in. I was grieving and had no idea what to do with my...

Having premature twins in the NICU is no easy thing, but then bringing them home with eating difficulties and health issues makes it even harder. Our twins never were able to latch due to oral aversions and severe reflux making eating a bad experience, so...

KDKA (February 10, 2022) – Mid-Atlantic Mother’s Milk Bank in Pittsburgh’s Strip District is seeing a huge rise in demand for donor breast milk. If you’ve never heard of MAMMB, executive director Denise O’Connor said it’s like a blood bank but for human milk. As the pandemic...

90.5 WESA (January 25, 2022) - Milk banks across the U.S. report they’re running low on breast milk donations. In Pittsburgh, milk bank officials say they have more than enough milk right now, but they’re trying to get ahead of potential future shortage by recruiting...

Tribune-Review (January 8, 2022) - Thanks to the efforts of nearly 2,000 carefully screened volunteer donors, the Mid-Atlantic Mother’s Milk Bank distributed its 1 millionth ounce of pasteurized human donor milk since its establishment in 2016. Pasteurized donor human milk provides critical nutrients and immunological support for...

It was after my freezer was packed with milk, I decided to call my local NICU. They explained how important donor milk is and encouraged me to contact the Mid-Atlantic Mothers' Milk Bank, where they receive milk from. My daughter is now 9 months and...