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Karen’s Story – Day by Day

Karen Parnapy-Armstrong sept 3 2015 blog

National Breastfeeding Month Breastfeeding, work, and milk donation: Making it work … and then some By Naomi Bar-Yam, Ph.D., Executive Director, MMBNE We are wrapping up our celebration of National Breastfeeding Month by sharing some of the challenges and joys

Nichole’s Story – Challenges and empowerment

Breastfeeding and work - Let's make it work!

National Breastfeeding Month Breastfeeding, work, and milk donation: Making it work … and then some By Naomi Bar-Yam, Ph.D., Executive Director, MMBNE In 2014, HMBANA certified milk banks dispensed 3.77 million ounces of milk from over 6,800 donors from all

Prematurity, breastfeeding, and work: Making it work

Breastfeeding and work - Let's make it work!

National Breastfeeding Month 2015 By Naomi Bar-Yam, Ph.D., Executive Director, MMBNE In honor of Mother’s Day this year, John Oliver (Last Week Tonight) ran a segment on the frankly embarrassing lack of paid maternity and parental leave in the US.

Donor Story: Jessica Scillieri Smith

Breast pumps

I pump at work and was able to donate! Pumping is the best part of the work day since I get to think about my daughter more. I’m pretty fortunate in that I am the supervisor in my office and

Making Breastfeeding and Work – Work: Paid Leave

Mapping paid maternity leave

National Breastfeeding Month 2015 By Naomi Bar-Yam, Ph.D., Executive Director, MMBNE Paid maternity and parental leave are crucial to making breastfeeding and work, well… work. The US is being embarrassed into taking paid maternity leave seriously. Even the US Department

Donor Story: Caitlin Edwards

Caitlin Edward's adorable baby

My name is Caitlin Edwards and I have a seven month old son named Wyatt. We have donated about 260 ounces of breastmilk! I work full time as a nurse in a hospital on the maternity floor so I am

Donor Story: Emily Phillips

Emily Phillips - Donor

I am a working, tandem-nursing, breastmilk donating mom! With my first born, I barely made it day to day with pumping for him once I returned to work. In his first 10 weeks of life, I supplemented often with formula.

Donor Story: Mickey Johnson

donor mom - Mickey Johnson

As part of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, we are featuring stories from donor moms who were employed while donating their milk. Mickey Johnson shares the creative way she made use of her morning commute and