Each time I open up my social media accounts and see fellow parents asking people, even complete strangers, to keep an eye out for a particular type of formula for their baby, my heart breaks a little bit more.

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I remember what it was like to be a new mom and unable to produce the milk my baby needed and to have to fortify him with formula. I remember the frustration at how expensive the formula was and marveled at how much my son could suck down, especially when he was growing. However, I wasn't trying to feed my baby during a formula shortage when finding formula was next to impossible.

If you're a parent and struggling to find formula for your baby and feel like you've exhausted all options, you might consider thinking about the New York Milk Bank which has a collection site in Binghamton on Riverside Drive.

The New York State Milk Bank is now offering safe and pasteurized milk from carefully screened donors to both babies and infants who are fragile and to healthy babies and infants so that all babies have a chance to thrive and survive. survive and thrive.

If you're worried about not being able to properly feed your baby or infant, the New York Milk Bank wants to do everything that they can to help you but they need to know that you will need to have a conversation with your pediatrician because a prescription will be needed to use donor milk.  You can reach out to the New York Milk Bank Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.by calling 212-956-6455 or emailing ordermilk@nymilkbank.org.

If you're a mother who produces a whole lot of milk, more than your baby or infant needs, and you would like to bless some fellow mamas and babies, the Binghamton branch of the New York Milk Bank is looking for donors. In order to become a milk donor, you will need to fill out an application and be screened (which includes having a blood test and receiving clearance from your doctor) and then you'll be able to pump and drop it off at the milk depot located at Lourdes Hospital on Riverside Drive in Binghamton. To learn more about how you can become a milk donor, call 212-956-6455.

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