Category Archives: MMBNE News

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

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.

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

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

First New Hampshire Donor Milk Depot


First Donor Milk Depot in New Hampshire Opens with Abundance of Donations On August 22nd, MMBNE opened our first donor milk depot in New Hampshire at Nini Bambini. The Aria Covey Foundation surprised us with a donation of $2,000, every penny of which

New HMBANA President Stresses Sustainability for World Breastfeeding Week

Naomi Bar-Yam, Director of Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast

Newton, MA (8/1/16). Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast (MMBNE) is delighted to congratulate our founding director, Naomi Bar-Yam, Ph.D., on her becoming president of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). “I can’t think of a better way to

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