Tag Archives: premature babies

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

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.

Young Nurses on a Mission: Starting a Donor Milk Program

Bridgeport nurses

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

Rich and Creamy

Our Preemie - Coloring book cover

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

Pass the New York State Paid Family Leave Act

Mapping paid maternity leave

This past August, the theme of World Breastfeeding Week was Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make It Work. The US lags behind most of the world in mandating paid parental leave for new parents. To begin to fill the gap, several

A Conversation with NICU Nurse and IBCLC Dara Barnett

NICU nurse Dara Barnett

  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 Raiya was born at 28

Baby Anthony’s Story

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  Photo credit: Amanda Saldarelli Photography Anthony is a baby who received milk from MMBNE. His mother shared this story with Cynthia Cohen, our Recipient and Production Coordinator: Anthony was born at 24 weeks and was a twin, but we lost