Pittsburgh To Open Milk Bank

Within the next year, Pittsburgh will open the Three Rivers Mothers’ Milk Bank, to be affiliated with the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. The organization anticipates serving a multi-state area and estimates it will be processing up to 250,000 ounces of breastmilk per year once operations are established. Today, we speak about . . . → Read More: Pittsburgh To Open Milk Bank

Q&A with Kelly B: Exclusive Pumper

Kelly B, PhD, of Durham, NC, is an engineer in the women’s health field. She gave birth to baby E in June and, for the first four months, was an exclusive pumper while they worked out some latch and flow preference issues. Her story seemed a fitting one to tell during the week that Hurricane . . . → Read More: Q&A with Kelly B: Exclusive Pumper

Giving Of Myself – A Breast Milk Donor’s Story

By Helen Anderson

“On February 19, 2011 The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) asked healthy lactating mothers to consider donating to a milk bank so that fragile babies will be fed this life-giving and sustaining nutrition.

HMBANA announced that the non-profit milk banks in North America have reached critically low . . . → Read More: Giving Of Myself – A Breast Milk Donor’s Story

Breastfeeding Mother Donates Milk Without Pumping!

This is a wonderful story that I came across and I thought you would all like to share in it. Could you imagine being able to donate milk to a mom in need or a milk bank without ever using a breast pump?? Well – read on – this mama did just that! And . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding Mother Donates Milk Without Pumping!

How To Care For Expressed Milk

You will definitely want to freeze some of your milk away for future use. Always freeze in bags, not bottles. If you freeze in a bottle there is a much higher likelihood that the milk will get freezer burned. Milk frozen in bags can be stored for 6-12 months in a good freezer.

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Official Blog Launch With Prizes To Be Won

It’s official, A Mother’s Boutique has launched its very own blog. Mommy News Blog is all about sharing our breastfeeding, maternity, and parenting news and views with moms on the go. Even though we are in our first weeks of birth we still have some great content of tips, advice, and even some information . . . → Read More: Official Blog Launch With Prizes To Be Won

Breastmilk Storage Tips

For those that pump in order to keep up our milk supply or because we work away from our children, breastmilk storage is always a concern. How long will it keep? What happens if I set it on the desk and forgot about it for an hour?

Here are some quick storage time tips:

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