Mom of NICU Graduates Pays it Forward with 3,000 Ounces of Donor Milk

Julie With Many Coolers of Milk

Milk donor Julie Garber and her two little NICU graduates paid it forward in a big way: with a donation of over 3,000 ounces of milk at our depot at South Shore Hospital! Julie is the mother of eight children, and the oldest and youngest children are sets of twins. She struggled with breastfeeding and pumping for her first set of twins, and was worried when she found out she was expecting twins again. Babies Katharina and Kera spent time in the NICU, where lactation consultants Cindy Hoar and Ellen Fitzgerald supported Julie in pumping for the girls. As a result, Julie ended up with an enormous surplus, which she joyfully donated through the South Shore Hospital milk depot on December 12, 2018.

Read more of Julie’s story on the hospital website, including a wonderful video of Julie dropping off milk in a happy reunion with Cindy and Ellen.

Follow the milk from Julie’s coolers all the way to the milk bank in these photos:

5 Getting Read to Pack Boxes
Getting Ready to Pack Boxes

At Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast we are grateful for every lifesaving ounce from every donor mom. Each ounce provides up to three meals for fragile premature babies.

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