No parent ever thinks they will be a NICU parent, and that was the furthest thing from my mind when
When our son Eli was born, he ended up in the NICU. During the early times of his stay, I
With my first son, I stumbled across the Milk Bank WGL when trying to figure out what to do with
Sammy was admitted to the NICU at 4 days old with jaundice. He was given donor milk while in
My son was born at 35 weeks. Fortunately, our biggest issue was low blood sugar. Bryson was also unable to
I am a first-time mom to a beautiful little girl, certified lactation specialist, and milk bank employee! As soon
Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes (Milk Bank WGL) proudly unveiled Poppy’s Dream bereavement memorial on January 13, 2018. More than 100 local families have chosen to donate milk after loss. Over 40 of these families attended the unveiling event; with nearly half traveling many hours from throughout Illinois and Wisconsin – a true testament to the importance of this program.
NICU Graduate London and her family share their experiences and their gratitude for the ability to use donor milk.
One sunny August day, I was sitting at work eating Chewy Sprees, pregnant with my first child! All of a
When I was 33 weeks pregnant my son Oliver was diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction. My first son, George, who is now
When I was pregnant with my son, Jack, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. It wasn’t a common thing in
Hi there! My name is Caitlin Joestgen and I am from Milwaukee, WI. My son Henry was born in April
By the time I was age twenty-five, my husband and I had degrees in hand and college done. I had
I had moved halfway across the world from India to the US just 6 weeks before I delivered, to start
This story takes us back a few years, to the fall of 2015, when Milk Bank WGL was just getting
I don't know if it is much of a story, but when I had my first child 7 years ago,
Liz Kiley Recipient (Clayton) and Donor (Liz) Milk Story I am a proud aunt to five extraordinary nieces and nephews
I am a doula, a social worker, and a strong, well-educated woman; but despite all of my knowledge, when my
I am the mom of four kids and I proudly breastfed all of them. Almost five years after giving birth to my twins, who both had a short stay in the NICU, I had the honor of helping two of my friends grow their family by being their surrogate. I carried their baby boy and gave him a safe place to grow until it was time to meet his dads and big sister.
My name is London and today is my 3rd birthday! When I was born, my mom was just 24 weeks pregnant. I was very tiny and weighed almost 1 pound. My mom and dad could hold me in the palms of their hands. As you can imagine, it was a very scary time for my family. Being born too soon meant my body wasn’t fully developed. My mom and dad visited me every day at the hospital while they waited for me to grow strong enough to take me home.