February news & updates
Black History Month and Black Maternal,
Infant, and Child Health
A message from the United States Breastfeeding Committee
“As we celebrate Black History Month, we pay tribute to the struggles and achievements of the people and events that have shaped our nation. Join the USBC in recognizing the histories and continuing invaluable contributions of Black people in the United States. By working together to raise awareness about Black maternal, infant, and child health, and bringing to light community priorities, strengths, and assets, we can all share and utilize resources, and actively engage in collaborative efforts to advance health equity.”
Click here for resources from The New York Milk Bank
Click here for tools and resources from the United States Breastfeeding Committee
Bereaved Donor Story
New York Milk Bank Donor, Elisabeth, has shared her story of deciding to donate her milk after the recent death of her baby boy at 19 weeks and 2 days on her blog.
Click here to read about her experience.
If you are a bereaved parent, there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Losing a baby is the most difficult thing a parent will ever face. Some mothers have found comfort and healing by donating their baby’s milk to another baby in need. If you are bereaved or know someone who has suffered infant loss and are curious about the donation process, email us and we will follow your lead on how you want to proceed. Check out our bereavement page on our website, for resources, and more information about the donation process.
We would love to hear about your experience as a community partner, volunteer, milk donor, milk recipient, or depot owner!
Click here to share your story.

Healthy postpartum exercise habits are imperative for rebuilding your core, regaining flexibility, and to get your endurance back.

Check out some tips on how to build a sustainable exercise plan that can seamlessly fit into your day-to-day!

Click here to read the full blog!
2022 New York State Breastfeeding
Coalition Conference

Join NYSBC's 7th Annual Conference: Breastfeeding Through an Equity
Lens-A Continuum of Care.

Click here to register for this event!
If you are considering becoming pregnant, are pregnant, in the postpartum period or lactating, protect yourself, your family, and your baby: Get the COVID-19 Vaccine!
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