Donor Story – Victoria Ferrantelli Wickman

Vicotria Ferrantelli Wickman

I don’t need a pump since my daughter will be turning a year in a few weeks but let’s just say I’ve pumped in every courthouse bathroom in New York City in between oral argument or waiting to argue. I’m a trial lawyer with 3 children.

I returned to work with each of them at 10-12 weeks and always pumped more than they could consume. So after returning to work, I pumped 2-3 times a day at the office but my job isn’t always in the office.

Sometimes I’m in court arguing motions or attending conferences. During those times, I’d go to the courthouse public bathroom and pump. Sometimes I depose witnesses all day and advise opposing counsel that at certain times I have to stop to “take care of my motherly duties.”

I’ve flown to other cities to meet with experts with my pump to have security hold up my bag shouting “whose breast pump is this?!?” Whatever it took, I did it. At the end, I donated I believe 875 ounces.

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.