What made you want to become a breastmilk donor?
I am a stay-at-home mom now with an oversupply. To be comfortable, I usually need to pump at least once a day. My baby would never be able to drink all this milk and I love helping other families.
Why did you choose to donate to Helping Hands Milk Bank?
That they are connected to Susan G. Komen research.
Do you have experiences with a premature little one or the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)?
As a Certified Lactation Counselor, I have helped many families in the NICU and NICU graduates.
What does it mean to you that your milk donations support Susan G. Komen® research?
A lot. My former boss, who was a brilliant lady with a servant’s heart, passed away of breast cancer. She had a passion for working with NICU families and helping moms breastfeed.
Have you or a loved one been touched by breast cancer?
Yes. My former boss and my grandma.
What is the most rewarding part about donating for you?
Knowing my milk helps these babies get home to their families faster and they are less at risk for infections.