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Donor story: Oversupply of love

What do you do when you have an oversupply of breastmilk? You donate it to The Milk Bank, of course.     After filling all her freezers, Wisconsin resident and mom of two, Jessica Safransky Schacht said an internet search is what led her to…

5 tips for summertime pumping

Summer is here, and that means longer days, vacations and soaking up the sun.   However, there’s a downside to summer and it’s called sweat. It makes your hair wet, skin sticky, and it trickles down to places you didn’t know it could.   When…

From recipient to donor

Our job is to receive milk, pasteurize it and ship it to hospitals who give it to sick infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. While we know donor milk is the next best thing when mom’s milk is not available, we rarely get to hear from…

10 songs to breast pump to

When I first heard the noise, I thought it was a figment of my imagination. After all, I was a week postpartum and sleep had packed its bags and left without warning.   But I kept hearing the noise over and over.   Could it…

Donor story: Pushing herself toward the goal

Support and determination are two words Lindsey Seitz can relate to. The first-time mom to 10-month-old son, Houston, said she didn’t know much about breastfeeding, let alone being a milk donor, but she was determined to do both.   “After ten month of extreme dedication,…

New in 2016: Free Lactation Services

We are proud to announce the addition of FREE Lactation Services to our programs starting in Spring of 2016.   The 2014 CDC Breastfeeding report card shows Indiana behind the national average for both the initiation of breastfeeding and exclusively breastfeeding at three months.  With…