Milk Bank Moments

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (January 14, 2016) - Denise O’Connor wrapped a pink-and-purple bow around a bulky cooler and wheeled 25 containers of pasteurized and processed breast milk through the lobby of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Wednesday afternoon — the culmination of two years of...

KDKA (October 9, 2015) - Local intensive care units for newborns, called NICUs, used to have to turn to Columbus, Ohio for the nearest supply of banked breast milk. Now, in the Strip District, Pittsburgh will have a milk bank of its own, supplying the NICUs...

Pittsburgh Courier (October 8, 2015) - Pennsylvania’s first breast milk bank is now accepting donations from nursing mothers in anticipation of its November opening in Pittsburgh. Three Rivers Mothers’ Milk Bank will service sick babies throughout both Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The nonprofit’s 5,000-square-foot building will include...

(September 1, 2015) Enough funding to get started? Check. Have a space? Check. Equipment ordered? Check. What’s missing? YOU. Yes, finally the time has come to talk about donating breast milk. You see, donors are the superstars of the milk bank. And obviously, without donors, there’d be no milk bank. Our goal...

(August 1, 2015) Our region takes care of our own. It’s what we do. Since starting this project, more than 18 months ago, we have gotten countless calls from women anxious for us to open so they can donate milk. Before we can accept one ounce...