Milk Bank Moments

My daughter Avery was born premature at 32 weeks. Upon my admittance to the hospital at a little over 28 weeks pregnant, I was informed of the opportunity to elect donor breast milk for our baby if it would be needed if I was unable...

My son was born prematurely at 23 weeks 6 days. He received some donor milk initially until I started producing to supply his needs. Unfortunately he passed away at 18 days old. Since he was so small, he did not take a lot of milk....

I've always been lucky to make a lot of milk and pump much more than my babies eat during a typical work day. With my first child, however, we lived elsewhere and there was no easily accessible milk bank. I also fell into the trap...

My son and I were so fortunate to be able to share breastmilk with other babies in need. I was a lucky "over producer" from day one and quickly began to run out of freezer space. I knew that milk donation existed from working in...

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...