August news & updates
Here are lab technicians Gil and Jacques working hard and practicing social distancing
while opening and pouring milk!
On Friday 8/7, our team threw a goodbye pizza party lunch for our Lab Technician Destiny, who will be attending graduate school for biomedical engineering at Boston University in the Fall of 2020. We will miss her and wish her luck on her educational endeavors, we are so excited to
see what she will accomplish!
Milk Riders
This past week Sirens MC of NYC have been busy delivering milk to babies in need!
If you are interested in volunteering click here to fill out an application.
NYMB Volunteer Highlight
Kelcie Meehan
Kelcie Meehan graduated Stonehill College with a degree in Mediated Communication and worked for two years after graduation as a content creator for an online publication. While interning at The New York Milk Bank in 2016 and 2017 screening donors, checking in milk, and helping to establish our social media platform, she found she had a passion for nutrition. She returned to school and received a Master of Science in Nutrition from Hunter College in 2019. She was a member of the nutrition honor society Kappa Omicron Nu. Kelcie matched with Northwell Health's Dietetic Internship program and after passing the registered dietitian (RD) exam, she was hired as an RD at Northshore University Hospital in July 2020.
Congratulations Kelcie!
Check out our new blog post on what to do with your milk when there is a power outage!
Featured Donor
Elspeth H
"Despite some challenges along the way, breastfeeding has been a wonderfully nurturing, nourishing, and bonding experience for me and my now 11-month old daughter Fiona. I feel incredibly lucky to have had a healthy full-term baby, to have been able to establish a strong breastfeeding relationship, and to have an ample milk supply that should allow her to keep nursing and receiving expressed breastmilk to 12 months and as long after as we both want. Especially during this pandemic - when opportunities to connect and help others can be limited, and pregnant women and new mothers face even greater challenges than usual - I so appreciate New York Milk Bank making it possible for me and Fiona to give back to our community and share the benefits of breastmilk
with the babies who need it most. 
Featured Recipient
Jacob G
"Shortly before trying to get pregnant I learned I carry the BRCA (breast cancer) gene mutation and decided to have a preventative double mastectomy. Despite knowing I'd made the right choice for my health, I lamented the fact that I would not be able to breastfeed. The New York Milk Bank made the impossible possible - because of the donor milk we receive each week, my son has been fed breastmilk from birth. He is extremely strong and I like to imagine he's developed that strength directly from all of the incredible women who donate to the milk bank."