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 also have my own, private office where I can easily pump. We have a breakroom with a sink and fridge/freezer, so I don’t have to worry about storage or clean-up.

I’m also a salaried employee, so I’m lucky that I don’t have to worry about clocking in/out for pumping. I am truly blessed in that aspect of things. The time I pump is like a little break within the work day… I close the door, get everything sorted and then look at pictures of my little girl.

Occasionally, I’ll use the time to finish responding to e-mails or other easy tasks, but I’m more likely to get that oxytocin flowing with pictures of my girl or reading parenting posts/blogs. I also travel a decent amount for work and am able to pump in the car or when I get to the farms I work with… have cooler, will travel!

Screening to become a breast milk donor is done through an easy four-step process. Once accepted for donation, milk can be shipped door-to-door or through one of our donor milk depots throughout the Northeast.