July 14, 2017

The New York Milk Bank with Julie Bouchet-Horwitz, FNP, IBCLC

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with founder of the The New York Milk Bank, Julie Bouchet-Horwitz, FNP, IBCLC.  Julie explains how milk banks work, how those who want to donate can, and how babies who need for breastmilk can receive it.

In this episode:

  • How Julie got started working with the New York Milk Bank.
  • What is a milk bank?
  • How the NY milk bank got started.
  • How donors are screened and approved.
  • Once the milk bank receives the donated milk, the process it goes through before a baby can receive it.
  • What makes a baby eligible for receiving milk from the milk bank.
  • Is donated breastmilk only for babies in the hospital or can babies at home receive donated milk?
  • How someone would go about getting the milk they need.
  • Is this covered by insurance?
  • Options of those who do not have the funds to pay for this service.
  • If someone is interested in donating, what is the process they go through?
  • Other states offering this service?
  • How the milk gets picked up and dropped off.
  • How people find out more about getting involved in the NY Milk bank?
  • Benefits of breastmilk compared to formula.

About Julie: 

julie Bouchet-Horwitz is a nurse practitioner and international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). She is the founder and Executive Director of The New York Milk Bank and has a private practice specializing in breastfeeding in Irvington, NY. She formed a team of 5 women who over 3 years developed the New York Milk Bank which officially opened its doors in September 2016 n Hastings-on-Hudson, New York .

Julie is the past president of the Westchester Putnam Rockland Lactation Consortium, the tri-county professional lactation organization.. She has published articles on breastfeeding for Mothering Magazine, and the peer-review journals of Clinical Lactation, and ICAN: Infant Children and Adolescent Nutrition.

Connect with The New York Milk Bank

on instagram: @thenewyorkmilkbank

on twitter: @newyorkmilkbank

on facebook: facebook.com/NYMilkBank

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