Milk Bank Moments

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...

I was a donor from mid 2018-late 2019. It was a humbling journey for me. I ended up going back to work full time and still pumped to give my boy the milk he needed while helping other babies thrive from my liquid gold. In...

“How much are you producing when you pump these days?” I asked my friend who sat perched on the chair next to me with the breast pump securely fastened to one of her breasts. Three of the four women in the room were engaged in...

Khaleesia was born with many complications. She ended up having a stroke and needing a feeding tube. I pumped milk for the first year of her life. However, my supply started to run out. We tried numerous formulas and nothing worked. She would get so...

My son was a NICU baby and breastfeeding him gave me a feeling of control in an out-of-control situation. I breastfed him for 20 months and after our journey ended, I found out about milk banks. I was hoping to be able to donate milk...

I turned to the Mid-Atlantic Mothers Milk Bank when my pumped supply started to dwindle. Pumping at work never yielded what I was able to produce at home, despite all the tricks I tried. Since my daughter was still nursing at home, I didn't mind...