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Donor Testimonial: Viktoria’s Story

My name is Viktoria, and I live in Queens, New York. My twin boys were born July, 2010, at 39 weeks weighing 6.6lbs and 7.2lbs. I always knew that breast milk was best for babies. The hospital where I had my C-Section was also very supportive of breastfeeding, and they provided all the help and tools for which a nursing mom could ever ask. This is actually one of the reasons I chose that hospital.

I started to save my extra milk right away, as my goal was to feed my twins with breast milk at least for 6 months. Very soon I had to purchase a deep cooler to store the extra milk, and that is when I started to research what I could do for other babies and other charitable organizations.

I didn’t have to research for too long when I found the Helping Hands Milk Bank website. Everything looked very promising, so I gave it a try! With their help and informational e-mails I became a breast milk donor in no time, even with the required blood and DNA test. When I was ready to make my first donation, I contacted Helping Hands Milk Bank and soon received my cooler and shipping instructions.

They were so easy to follow. I have donated breast milk twice already, and I am getting ready to donate again. It’s a great feeling to know that I was able to help some babies at the hospital and that a donation to Susan G. Komen For The Cure® was made for every qualified ounce of my breast milk ($1 / 1 oz). I would definitely encourage everyone who is able to become a breast milk donor to do so!!!