The Human Milk-Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) is a non-profit association of donor human milk banks that was established in 1985 to provide donor breastmilk to needy infants. Currently they are running the following notice on their site index.

Milk Donors are URGENTLY NEEDED. If you have extra milk, please contact your nearest HMBANA milk bank. HMBANA milk banks process donated human milk primarily for fragile and vulnerable infants to ensure they have an adequate and safe supply of this life-giving and life-sustaining supplement when mother’s own milk is not available.

If you are considering donating breastmilk please have a look at this organization. They do something incredibly special and they are the umbrella organization I would recommend as a first choice for those donors that qualify to work with them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments are another story!

I’ve been puttering about in the backroom here at the blog today. Just a bit here and there upgrading and tweaking – and nuking the background and some of the post formatting and…

*Ahem*

As I was poking around and reviewing the comments (some of which are STILL making me too crazy-mad to deal with) I decided it’s not a lack of things to post about that is keeping me out of here. It’s the general expectation ‘out there’ that I need to commit myself to being available for comments before I am allowed to post anything. Then I thought “Heh. It’s my blog and if I want to post something without allowing comments there’s a nifty little button that lets me. The world will not end if I choose to do that and if people on the internetz say “She’s doin’ it ‘rong!” I will survive.”

SoooOOoooo….

I’m going to be sharing things that interest me and directing people to the source for comments on anything I might share that is comment worthy (since I think that’s a cool thing to do). I won’t be apologizing for not enabling comments – cuz it’s my blog and I don’t have to if I don’t want to *grin* but it is my intention to get the blog feeling spifty* enough that I want to open up comments.

Now, About that damn background that seems to have headed off for parts unknown…

 

* yes, I made up that word. I’m quirky that way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just West of Crunchy exposé of Prolacta is a MUST READ

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I’m not out of my hiatus – things are actually even wilder than ever around here. HOWEVER – This article is too important not to link to. I’m going to ask a couple of questions  and then direct you to a really important article. If a business came to you and asked you to donate [...]

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Dear Internetz – I’m on hiatus here

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A Breast With a View – NIP Around the World

July 8, 2010

Welcome to the July 2010 Carnival of Nursing in Public This post was written for inclusion in the Carnival of Nursing in Public hosted by Dionna and Paige at NursingFreedom.org. All week, July 5-9, we will be featuring articles and posts about nursing in public (“NIP”). See the bottom of this post for more information. [...]

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My Only Regret

July 6, 2010

Welcome to the July 2010 Carnival of Nursing in Public This post was written for inclusion in the Carnival of Nursing in Public hosted by Dionna and Paige at NursingFreedom.org. All week, July 5-9, we will be featuring articles and posts about nursing in public (“NIP”). See the bottom of this post for more information. [...]

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Carnival of Nursing in Public July 5-9

July 5, 2010

This site will have posts going up on Tuesday July 6th and Thursday July 8th. I’m biased and I think they are pretty neat so please stop back by! This whole week is going to be great for supporting parents Nursing in Public! The posts are going up on an automatic schedule because I am [...]

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Why bovine breastfeeding comparisons leave me cold

June 21, 2010

Breastfeeding Mom = Cow It’s pretty difficult for me to find the compliment when a breastfeeding mom is compared to an animal that is mostly invoked to tell people they are stupid, fat, slow, smelly, ugly or lazy. Sure, everyone loves some milk, a little cheese, that great ice cream or their frappuccino-cappuccino-lattes but the [...]

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Complimentary access to articles in Breastfeeding Medicine

June 18, 2010

Heads up everyone! The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is providing complimentary access to the following articles for 2 weeks starting today. Incidence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Postpartum Breast Abscesses Authored By: P. Berens, L. Swaim, and B. Peterson Maternal Membranous Glomerulonephritis and Successful Exclusive Breastfeeding Authored By: K.A. Szucs, S.E. Axline, and M.B. Rosenman [...]

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Good-bye my friend…

June 10, 2010

I lost a friend today. That’s not true, I didn’t lose her. Cancer took her away. Barb was diagnosed about 4 years ago with the breast cancer that took her life. I wish you could have met her. She was seven different kinds of awesome wrapped up in a layer of kick-ass. She was loving, [...]

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