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How Donor Milk Bridges the Gap

As the parents of premature twins, Jackie and Ross knew the stress of the NICU and the importance of breastmilk as lifesaving medicine.

After returning home from the NICU, it became obvious that Estelle and Evelyn weren’t hitting their expected milestones. They were also losing weight and bits of their personality. As you can imagine, this caused serious concern for their parents, Jackie and Ross.

In an experiment, Jackie and Ross decided to provide the girls with a complete breastmilk diet, removing formula that they had been supplementing with. For Jackie, this meant dipping into a hard-earned freezer milk stash. Very quickly, it became clear that all breastmilk was the answer. The vomiting stopped, the girls began to gain weight, and their personalities returned.

This also placed a lot of pressure on Ross and Jackie. The freezer-stash would last the twins just two weeks! Where would the family turn to for safe donor milk for their daughters?

Estelle and Evelyn’s doctor introduced their family to The Milk Bank, and the girls began to receive donor milk. In fact, Ross and the girls’ visits to The Milk Bank office were a regular occurrence met with absolute joy.

“Immediately, you can see the impact of your donation on two children like this” shared Ross.

Today, the Estelle and Evelyn are thriving. They recently celebrated a major milestone – their first birthday!

As a supporter of The Milk Bank, you know the human milk is more than nutrition, it’s lifesaving medicine. Thank you for your generous gift of <> on <date> to support access to human milk.

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