New Hospital Donor Milk Program in CT

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The Middletown Press does a great job of explaining the importance of donor milk for babies in level two special care nurseries like the new program at Connecticut’s Middlesex Hospital. The hospital just received its first shipment in late February. Often life-saving for premature

To Our Outgoing Board Members: Our Deepest Thanks and Appreciation

Many hands, minds, hearts have contributed to creating and growing Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast. In February, we reached another milestone. Three of our members have rotated off the board according to our by-laws – Barry Kostin, David Small and Karen

A Year of Matchmaking at the Guilford Depot

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By Jan Ferraro, BS, CCE, CLC We could not ask for a more energetic, dedicated advocate of milk donation than Jan Ferraro, who manages our depot in Guilford, CT. On Valentine’s Day, Jan held a milk drive to celebrate the

Donating Through Grief: Amy Stebner and Baby Ryder

picture of milk, Amy Stebner and Ryder

There are so many things that people don’t think about when a mother loses her child. One of the things is what she goes through physically, and every story is unique. I personally had a 30-hour labor. The trauma from

Farewell to Office Manager Danielle


The milk bank staff and board are sad to say goodbye to Danielle Hebert, who is leaving after two years as Office Manager to take the next step in her career development. From her very first day, Danielle gained the

ACTION ALERT: Get Medicaid Reimbursement For Donor Milk Into New York’s Budget


Last year New York State’s legislature passed a law mandating that Medicaid cover the cost of donor human milk when medically indicated for inpatient and outpatient babies. Unfortunately, Governor Cuomo vetoed it, due to budgetary concerns and the way the

A Bereaved Donor’s Thoughts on National Donor Day

By Amy Anderson National Donor Day was originally established in 1998 to coincide with Valentine’s Day. It is a day to not only think more about cherishing our loved ones but also a reminder to extend kindness to others by

Extremely Low Birth Weight, Premature Baby Thrives on Donor Milk Program

Bella Marie was born at just over one pound at the gestational age of 23 weeks and has thrived through significant prematurity-related challenges. Northwell Staten Island University Hospital documents how she was the first patient to receive pasteurized donor human milk.