Tag Archives: New York

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

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.

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

New York Donor Milk Coverage from NY1

News channel New York 1 visited our latest donor milk depot in Manhattan, Explore + Discover NY, and interviewed recipient and donor mothers about their experience. Watch the clip here.  

Nursing Rooms and NYC Politics

Amber testimony.

By Priya Nembhard Originally posted by our partner organization Moms Pump Here, 3/31/16  momspumphere.com/blog/entry/nursing-rooms-and-nyc-politics It almost seems like the words “nursing room” and “politics” do not belong in the same sentence. In a perfect world we would not have to think

Testimony Before the New York City Council Committee on Women’s Issues

Amber testimony.

Regarding Int. No. 1063-2016 – Requiring Lactation Rooms in Certain Public Spaces By Amber Star Merkens, March 30, 2016 MMBNE was invited to testify before New York City Council’s Committee on Women’s Issues regarding proposed legislation to establish lactation rooms

Grand Opening of Our First Manhattan Depot

Cute baby!

  Join us at the grand opening celebration of our new Manhattan milk depot at Explore + Discover Early Learning Center on Saturday, March 5 at noon!  Find out more and RSVP:  Grand Opening.

Happy Day for New York City Babies

New York Presbyterian gets milk!

  It’s a happy day for babies in NYC! New York Presbyterian Hospital/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital now offers our service in their NICU. Congratulations to the hospital staff for working hard to bring lifesaving donor milk to frail and premature babies.