Personal Stories

A mom's journey to help others through milk donation

Sam’s Journey: Helping Someone During the Pandemic

Hello! My name is Sam and I’m excited to share my journey with breastfeeding and milk donation. I am a special education teacher and have always wanted to be a mom.... More > about Sam’s Journey: Helping Someone During the Pandemic

A Freezer Stash Disaster: Jessica’s Story

A freezer mishap is every pumping mom’s worst nightmare. Jessica Brown tells how she recovered and went on to donate milk to help fragile babies.  ... More > about A Freezer Stash Disaster: Jessica’s Story

NICU Nurse Donates Milk to Help Preemies: Monica’s Story

NICU nurse Monica Bean talks about donating milk—and learning something special about her own hospital and the babies in her care.  I am a registered... More > about NICU Nurse Donates Milk to Help Preemies: Monica’s Story

Guita’s Story: Following My Mother’s Example

My name is Guita Horowitz Diamond and I became a mother in August 2020. As time passed and my frozen milk stack increased, I wanted... More > about Guita’s Story: Following My Mother’s Example

Sarah’s Story: Deciding to Pump Anyway

Sarah Rizzo didn’t plan to offer her baby a bottle, but she decided to pump anyway. Here’s why. Breast milk donation is something I’ve wanted... More > about Sarah’s Story: Deciding to Pump Anyway

A Family Physician’s Unexpected Journey: From Premature Twins to Milk Donation

Family physician Jessica Faraci tells her story of receiving milk for her twins and later donating back. Read more of her work at Pulse—voices from... More > about A Family Physician’s Unexpected Journey: From Premature Twins to Milk Donation