January news & updates
NYMB Updates
Antoinette Mattis, Milk Bank Assistant
Antoinette started working for the milk bank at the beginning of October 2020. She's currently a Milk Bank Assistant, which includes tasks such as checking in milk, administrative work, and donor screening. On her off days, she enjoys watching Animations, YouTube videos, and getting bubble tea.
Autumn Lauria, Lab Technician
Autumn is a recent graduate from the University of Maine. Spending time in a lab is her favorite place to be! In her free time, she enjoys mountain biking, playing lacrosse, and baking lots of cookies.
Danny Velez, Lab Technician
Danny works in the lab and his hobbies include swimming, calisthenics, strength, and interval training. He loves reading and listening to audiobooks. He practices meditation daily using instrumental music to help guide him. 
Creole Rack Cards!
Maggie is holding our new Creole translated Donate Milk rack card and next to her is Autumn, one of our Lab Technicians! We are so excited to create accessible literature for our community.
Destiny Visits!
Destiny, NYMB former Lab Technician, visited us while on break from Boston College! It was so lovely to see her.
Here are Deb, Wendy, and Cheryl delivering milk on Christmas Eve Day!
We cannot thank the Sirens enough for continuing to deliver milk to our recipients. Even on Christmas Eve! 
Join NYCLA for their upcoming Lunch & Learn about Human Milk & Covid-19!
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CDC COVID-19 vaccination considerations for people who are breastfeeding
There are no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in lactating women or on the effects of mRNA vaccines on the breastfed infant or on milk production/excretion. mRNA vaccines are not thought to be a risk to the breastfeeding infant. People who are breastfeeding and are part of a group recommended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, such as healthcare personnel, may choose to be vaccinated.
Source: https://www.cdc.gov