Local Mom Honored During Breastfeeding Week for Helping Fragile Babies

Lindsey who won a bag !

Stamford, CT; August 3, 2015. In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, Stamford resident Lindsay Dugan Scavone was honored by Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast for donating her breastmilk to fragile babies in need while being employed as a school teacher. World Breastfeeding Week’s theme this year is to raise awareness of working mothers who are breastfeeding. For sharing her story about donating while employed, Lindsay was entered into a drawing and won the Summer 2015 Limited Edition Lizzy Pump Bag by designer Sarah Wells.

Here is Lindsay’s story in her own words:

I am a middle/high school teacher and was on maternity leave from September 22nd until January 23rd. Emily was born on September 30th. I pumped and built a stock of milk in the freezer before returning to work and pumped once a day during a free period while eating my lunch. Before I returned to work, I told the assistant principal that I was breastfeeding and needed a private space to pump. It was never a problem and I was supported by the assistant principal who told me her daughter-in-law was also breastfeeding.

At one point, my stock was dangerously low to the point where I didn’t know if I would be able to keep up. I was determined not to turn to formula and started pumping before work and before bed. I was pumping three times a day and turning out 16-18 ounces a day aside from nursing. My stock skyrocketed and most of Emily’s daily intake ended up being fresh milk.
I have been continuing to pump for Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast and will build up another stock for when I return to work in September. I would love to continue for many more months but it is hard pumping while working full time. As a teacher, I use a free period I could be spending on school work. I will also have more of a work load this year so it will be tough. I will see how it goes!

Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast congratulates Lindsay and hopes she finds plenty of use for her new designer pump bag!

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.