Category Archives: HMBANA and Milk Banking

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

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

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

Rich and Creamy

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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

A Conversation with NICU Nurse and IBCLC Dara Barnett

NICU nurse Dara Barnett

Originally posted on November 24th, 2015 by Amber Star Merkens My journey to becoming the NY Outreach Coordinator for Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast  was heavily influenced by a very personal experience with life in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). My daughter

Letter From HMBANA President

Below is a recent letter to the HMBANA community by our milk bank director, Naomi Bar-Yam PhD. The original letter and subsequent newsletter is posted on HMBANA Matters, Volume 3, Issue No. 3, dated September 2016. Letter From the President

HMBANA Board Announcement

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HMBANA Board of Directors Announced Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast welcomes the announcement of the new board and president of Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). We are delighted to share our beloved director Naomi Bar-Yam, Ph.D. with HMBANA in leadership! “I am honored

HMBANA Kellogg Grant

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HMBANA Awarded Major Grant From W.K. Kellogg Foundation We congratulate the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) for receiving a prestigious $425,000, multi-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for strategic planning. The grant will help advance community based, non-profit human