Personal Stories

milk bank journey: volunteer, lab staff, milk donor

From Volunteer to Staff to Milk Donor: Zarina’s Milk Bank Journey

Nurse and lactation consultant Zarina tells the story of her milk bank journey, from volunteer to lab staff to donor. It was the hot summer of 2018. We had just moved... More > about From Volunteer to Staff to Milk Donor: Zarina’s Milk Bank Journey

Theodore’s Amazing Life: Jessica’s Letter to Milk Donors

In a letter to other milk donors, Jessica honors the amazing life of her son Theodore, who defied expectations and warmed hearts during his two... More > about Theodore’s Amazing Life: Jessica’s Letter to Milk Donors

Capable and Strong After Pregnancy Loss: Dana’s Milk Donation Story

Dana shares her story of pregnancy loss, subsequent birth complications, and healing through milk donation. My name is Dana Scarantino, and my husband Domenic Salvemini... More > about Capable and Strong After Pregnancy Loss: Dana’s Milk Donation Story

Katie’s Story: Inspired by Other Milk Donors

Inspired by the stories of other milk donors, Katie shares the ups and downs of her own journey toward milk donation. Breastfeeding is scary and... More > about Katie’s Story: Inspired by Other Milk Donors

Rachael’s Story: Helping NICU Babies Like Jack

It is the night before my son Jack’s first birthday; it was my goal to provide Jack with breast milk through his first year of... More > about Rachael’s Story: Helping NICU Babies Like Jack

Big Brother Learns About Sharing Milk: Zully’s Story

In 2017, when I was pregnant with my first son, I took a class at WIC and was completely amazed by what the body can... More > about Big Brother Learns About Sharing Milk: Zully’s Story