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The Life of a Milk Donor

A little background to begin: Krystal James is a well-known name at the Mothers’ Milk Bank. I know her donor number by heart and the usual nutritional content of her milk. I know she sends in large batches and I always imagined her pumping in her sleep. I never knew what her face looked like […]

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The Final Donation

By the time donor milk reaches a baby in the hospital, the bottle is just one number in a line of many. But what is really in those 3 ounces? Try pumping at 4am. Overnight shipping. Dry ice runs. Freezers so full that the neighbors are storing milk too. Some would simply say, “Magic.” It […]

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