March news & updates
Westchester Toyota's Give Back program raises money for local charities in Westchester County. This year, we have the opportunity to participate in the 32nd Give Back Campaign! Help us win first place so we can provide two weeks of milk for one baby! Click here to vote for The New York Milk Bank.
Help save fragile and sick infants by improving their potential to survive and thrive with the gift of breast milk. Click here to learn more about the donation process.
Hear From A Recipient Family!
Hear from the Gilks family on why they chose to feed their baby donor milk!
"As a carrier of a BRCA mutation, I chose to have a preventative mastectomy to reduce my breast cancer risk and couldn’t breast feed my son. The New York Milk Bank made the impossible possible – my son has been fed breast milk for the first year of his life and I like to think he’s drawn his incredible strength from all of the amazing women who donate to The New York Milk Bank. We can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve all done for our family."
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.
NYSBC IBCLC Scholarship Recipient
Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, Rasheena Moss, and mother of six year old twin boys toured our facilities and learned about our donor screening process. She is one of the Spring 2022 recipients of NYSBC’s IBCLC scholarship and is scheduled to sit for the IBCLC exam this April. Rasheena has interned at Jamaica Hospital MC in Queens and Garnet Health Medical Center in Middletown. Good luck Rasheena!

Fall 2022 Equity Scholarship applications are now being accepted!

Click here to email NYSBC for the application and further information.
March 2nd was International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Day. Every year, IBCLC's are celebrated for the service they provide to expectant parents, new mothers and the healthcare team who form their circle of care. IBCLCs have transformed world health by providing skilled lactation care for the past 36 years. Thank you to current and future IBCLCs all over!
March is National Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to honoring the achievements of American women. The New York Milk Bank opened in 2016 after two years of hard work by five committed women who worked behind the scenes fundraising and gathering support. Without their unwavering devotion we would not be able to provide human milk to babies in need.
March 8th was International Women’s Day (IWD), a day that celebrates how far women have come in society, politics, and in economics. The theme for this year’s observance is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow."
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It’s no secret that parenting is one of the toughest jobs on the planet. Likewise, what it means to be a great parent is largely subjective. While no one can agree on the best way to raise children, one thing is clear: how we behave in front of our kids has a profound impact on their development. If you want to raise amazing kids, you need to start with yourself!

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Annual Conference 2022: Breastfeeding Through An Equity Lens- A Continuum of Care
There is still time to register for the March 28th NYSBC Annual Conference!
Click here to register for this event.
A Study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that specific SARS-CoV-2 antibodies found in human milk may be available to milk-fed infants for up to 6 months