I felt so rewarded being able to donate milk. It was a goal of mine since I started pumping once I went back to work. I am a NICU nurse at PSL and I see the benefits donor milk has on our babies. I wanted to contribute to the process. After I donated and I was giving a baby a feeding of donor milk, I would wonder if some of my milk was being given to them. It is truly a great thing set up for moms and babies. I feel so proud to have been a part of the process. A very rewarding feeling for sure!
My baby was born on 8 June 2015. I had already decided to breast feed her. God blessed me with an abundant milk supply. In the starting months, I used to dump the extra milk and doing that I felt so bad as I knew a few friends of mine who were not lucky to give their babies breast milk.
Then I searched and finally found Mothers’ Milk Bank. I was so happy that I could help someone with this milk of mine. I contacted them and they made it possible. This bank and everyone working out there is great. They made me feel great. You guys are doing an awesome job by making it possible to help those needy babies. Thank you.
Do you produce milk in excess of your own baby’s needs? If so, consider donating to Mothers’ Milk Bank. Your extra milk could help babies in NICUs all over the country. Just one ounce of milk can feed a micro preemie for an entire day.