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Born at 31 weeks, Alyssa’s son, Noah, developed a serious gut infection called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) requiring breastmilk in the NICU.
September is NICU Awareness Month. We are so grateful for Eliza, who reached out to us to share her NICU story and how donor milk was an integral part of her son’s recovery and an extraordinary…
Saralynn began her breastfeeding journey in 2016 with her first-born Camden, and she sailed through it with ease. After joining a couple of mom support groups on Facebook, she became aware that not…
When Frances started breastfeeding after her baby received donor milk in the NICU, she ended up with an excess supply of breastmilk and decided to give back. 
Carmen is donating breastmilk after tragically losing her baby, Sebastian. 
The loss of a child is an experience no parent wants to bear. When Tyler welcomed her son Rhett into the world in July of 2017, it was the last thing on her mind. Sadly, it became a reality when…
When daughter Annabelle was born, Lauren knew she wanted to donate breastmilk. She was producing more milk than Annabelle needed, which was nothing new for Lauren. She’d overproduced with her first…
Love is a key component to donating breastmilk. Selfless mothers donate their extra breastmilk out of love - for their own babies as well as for fragile babies in need, babies who they’ll never even…
Camille’s career as a nurse and a certified lactation consultant (CLC) gives her extra appreciation for human milk. When she worked in a hospital NICU in her hometown of Lubbock, Texas, she and her…
When Daria’s son John was born 10 weeks early in 2016, she was dedicated to providing breastmilk to nourish his tiny body. Life revolved around a pumping schedule and trips to the hospital’s NICU and…
Milk donation is a wonderful, unique gift. You might have some questions when embarking on this journey, and the donor coordinators at Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas are knowledgeable and ready to…
As a milk donor, Iris knows she’s helping the most fragile of babies. It’s a cause that hits close to home. Her son Oliver, now 5 months old, spent his first two months in the NICU at University…
Exclusively pumping certainly was not what I had planned a decade and a half ago when pregnant with my first of six children. After unbearable pain while nursing, I eventually ended up meeting with…
Mothers become milk donors for a variety of reasons. No matter what leads them to the milk bank, though, they can all agree that they’re making a difference in the lives of many fragile babies. Below…
Reliving a NICU experience isn’t easy. The trauma of premature birth followed by the day to day uncertainty, exhaustion, and anguish in the hospital leave emotional scars, even when there is a happy…
Inspiration can come from any number of sources, and can motivate you to achieve things you never imagined. For Kasa, that inspiration comes from her son, KJ. In 2016, Kasa went into preterm labor…
Life as a milk donor is always gratifying, but there’s something special about the beginning of the journey. Completing the approval process and packing your first donation is an experience unlike…
Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas reaches beyond the borders of the Lone Star State. Although the milk bank is located in the North Texas city of Fort Worth, hospitals as far west as Lubbock, Texas,…
Michelle from Birmingham, Alabama, donated her extra breastmilk a few years ago after the birth of her daughter, Neva. In the following story, originally published in December 2015, Michelle shares…
Cassandra’s experience with donor milk has come full circle. In 2009, her son was born 9 weeks early due to HELLP Syndrome. Because of her medical complications, she was unable to provide him with…