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

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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

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

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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

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.

Making the Dream True

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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

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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