Making the Dream True

Statue of MLK

Originally posted on January 18, 2016. by Naomi Bar-Yam Today we observe and celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Both of my parents were involved, individually and together, in the Civil Rights movement, including marching with Rev. King.

Young Nurses on a Mission: Starting a Donor Milk Program

Bridgeport nurses

By Jacquelyn Ferraro, BSN, RN, and Megan Murphy, BSN, RN The nurse residency program at Yale New Haven Health-Bridgeport Hospital is a year-long program that helps new graduate nurses learn about hospital services, gain confidence in their new roles, and

Mothers’ Milk Bank of Alabama Aims to Improve Infant Mortality Rates

Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast congratulates HMBANA and their sister milk bank in Alabama for the important work described in the below press release. Currently, the mortality rate among African American infants is three times higher than white infants. Along with being a bridge

Celebrating Breastfeeding Support in Zeros and Fives

Historic Milk Lab

A Brief Advocacy History by Naomi Bar-Yam Ph.D. For most of the world’s history, breastfeeding was the way babies ate. It did not require a social movement or national and international organizations to support, promote and protect it. Maybe some

Rich and Creamy

Our Preemie - Coloring book cover

Rich and Creamy for Our Preemie: Coloring Book for NICU Families Receiving Donor Milk We are proud to announce the publication of Rich and Creamy For Our Preemie, available in English and  Spanish. Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast Director and Human

URGENT: Join Us in Brooklyn to Stop Governor Cuomo from Vetoing Donor Milk Insurance Coverage Bill


Earlier this year, New York’s legislature joined California, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, and Utah plus Washington DC in passing a law mandating that Medicaid cover the costs of donor human milk when medically indicated for inpatient and outpatient babies. However, the

New Depots in Maine and Massachusetts

Yarmouth Milk Depot Opening

2016 has been a banner year for depot openings for Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast! We now have a total of 14 depots in six states, up from just five depots in four states in early 2015.  The most recent additions

Memorial Quilt Dedication

group dedication

On October 16 Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast dedicated a new memorial quilt, handcrafted by Donor Intake Coordinator Raechel Hackney. Each leaf bears the name of a baby whose mother donated milk after loss. Over 70 people attended the event, with