Tag Archives: pregnancy and infant loss

My Little Sunshine


Donating Through Grief: Gavin, “My Little Sunshine” By Cynthia Connery There will be a time in your life that you question your strength, your faith, and your ability to push through, regardless of how powerful you always thought you were. 

Is Milk Exchange Normal?

National Public Health Week APril 3-9,2017

by Naomi Bromberg Bar-Yam Edited from original 2016 post. As we have discussed in our previous National Public Health Week blogs, breastfeeding is the biological norm. However, we have also always faced biologically abnormal situations such as physiological and medical

Donating Through Grief: Amy Stebner and Baby Ryder

picture of milk, Amy Stebner and Ryder

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

Donating Through Grief: Leeona’s Little Life


By Kassie Lee Cook-Herrick This is possibly Leeona’s final gift to our world. She gave every bit of herself that she could. She was able to help the lives of five children with her organs, and she will now gift children

Donating Through Grief: Lucy’s Grace

lucy's mom

Lois shared the story of her daughter Lucy Grace when she learned of the milk bank’s Memorial Quilt, which bears a leaf with the name of every baby whose mother donated milk after loss. This is a most tender time

Donating Through Grief: Amy and Bryson Anderson’s Story

Amy and Bryson Anderson’s hands comforting each other.

Originally posted on October 15, 2015 By Amy Anderson, MMBNE First Bereaved Donor My high school sweetheart and I have been together for more than half of our lives.  We have journeyed through some unexpected storms and stumbled into many

Donating Through Grief: Erica and Brad Therrien

photo of little Kreedence

Honoring Kreedence Irene, July 22, 2014 Brad and I met in April 2011. It didn’t take us long to decide that we wanted to build our lives together. I was pregnant by mid-October with our sunshine baby, Liv. In July

Donating Through Grief: Julianne Kaphar

Donating through Grief - Kaphar

In 2012, after two years of trying to conceive, I got pregnant with my third child, my daughter Calla Pearl. Her pregnancy was very similar to my other two successful pregnancies; I was extremely nauseated for about 4 months, but